Thursday, August 25, 2005

Century S2A-9 Restoration

This is my current restoration project fan. I bought it off of ebay from a guy in Jackson, MO. I bought it cause I figured I could go get it and save any shipping. Turns out the guy traveled alot with his job and so he was willing to drop it by my office. Great deal for the money. The fan is a Century 9 inch oscillator. There was lots of dirt caked in this sucker and and it didn't work. I cleaned it and oiled it real good and then it came to life. The housing on the oscillator was made of "pot-metal" a brittle metal not meant to last. It was broken and marred. I used a little jbweld and some artistic nature and rebuilt the housing and I have a friend who is machineing and new cap for the housing. I cleaned it stripped the old paint and the thing is currently in primer. I went to lowes the other night with my kids to buy some stuff for the fan and they were out of spray black laquer. I did get some grommets though. I am taking my time with this one. I hope it comes out good. I will put some pics on soon to let you see how it is going.

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