This still could make a nice Christmas gift, although it could possibly arrive a little late to be under the tree! Restoration has just been completed on this beautiful Emerson Type 29646, 12 inch, 3-speed fan. Aside from replacing a few worn and rusty steel screws with polished and clear-coated brass screws, this fan is correct to its period in every way. According to records I could find, these fans were first introduced by Emerson in 1922 and were produced through the year of 1934. As you can see in the photos, every careful detail catches your eye and the finish is almost like a mirror! All major components on this fan are made of cast iron for extreme longevity and durability. The beautiful brass-bladed fan still proudly exhibits the Parker Blade logo that was stamped into it over 80 years ago. The blades are finely polished without any bends and run nice and true. This fan runs smooth and powerful and on all of the 3 speeds. The brass nameplate and badge are beautifully restored, with the dark backgrounds repainted and clear-coated to preserve the clarity. The wing nut adjusting screw enables up and down adjustment and the head swivels 90 degrees side ward direction to direct the airflow by pulling and setting the small brass knob on the oscillating collar below the motor. Many hours have been spent to bring out the beauty of this renowned and popular Emerson fan, which served as an only means of air conditioning back in those days! 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. Then top coated with 2 coats of two-part automotive enamel (HLVP spray gun applied), in this original black color, followed with clear-coating for that added final touch of beauty and durability. Finally, rubbed out and polished to achieve that sparkling finish. All of the brass parts, excluding the blades include the badge, nameplate, oscillating link, acorn nuts and screws, have been highly polished and clear-coated. The blades were carefully polished to high luster with the center blade hub primed and repainted as when new. 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 and did not require further attention. 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. 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 “Emerson Antique Fan, Brass Blades, 3 Speed, 29646, restored LOOK” is in sale since Saturday, December 12, 2015. 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