Restoration just completed on this beautiful Emerson Type 71666, 12 inch, 3-speed fan. According to records I could find, these Type 71666 fans were first introduced by Emerson in 1923 and were produced through the year of 1934. The 6 bladed fans were produced for quieter residential use enabling strong air movement using more efficient motors at slower motor RPM. Many hours have been spent to restore and enhance the beauty and quality of this renown model Emerson fan. This fan has been totally disassembled with originally painted parts sandblasted clean, filed and sanded of any casting flaws or nicks. Any remaining blemishes and nicks filled, sanded, and primed with two-part, metal etching automotive primer, and finish sanded before top coating with two part Diamond Black automotive acrylic enamel (spray gun applied), then clear-coated and polished out for that added final touch of beauty and durability. Finally, color sanded, rubbed out and polished to achieve that sparkling finish. The brass nameplate and badge are beautifully restored, with repainted dark backgrounds, clear-coated and preserved to exhibit extreme clarity. All of the brass parts, which include the badge, nameplate, oscillating link, acorn nuts and screws, have been highly polished and clear-coated. The Parker brass blades on this fan are unmolested, not having the need to remove any of the original rivets to straighten or replace blades. Aside for re-polishing them, they run as true and smooth as they came from the Parker factory! The switch contacts have all been cleaned and adjusted for smooth operation. New old style twisted cloth wire has been installed from the new plug to switch with new cloth covered 3-conductor wire going from the switch to the stator which was soldered and heat shrunk. The insulation on the windings, after careful inspection, was determined too be in excellent condition but, I did decide to coat them with liquid insulation for safe measure. The oil passages, which lubricate the rotor, have been cleaned to enable positive lubrication by simply oiling through the rear oil cup. The gearbox has also been disassembled, purged and totally cleaned of all of the old grease, gears cleaned and aligned. Then the gearbox was packed with Lubriplate grease. Finally, green wool-blend felt, is tightly and evenly stretched on the base to prevent table or counter top surfaces from damage. This fan stands 18 inches tall, is 9 inches front to back. It has a 13-inch cage inch and has an 8-inch diameter base. Although I use the highest quality materials, best wiring practices and care, I cannot be responsible for the safety of these fans, which is inherent in their early design and open guarding. Thank you for reviewing my listing and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about this fan. The item “Antique 71666 Emerson Fan 3 Speed, 6 Brass Blades, Restored LOOK” is in sale since Saturday, January 16, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “roadrunner642″ and is located in Saint Peters, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States