Monday, September 19, 2005

Emerson 77646 AS

Ahhh... My good old Emerson. Not that collectible, but still very special to me. This was the first fan in my official collection. I got it from my mother when she owned an antique store in Oak Grove, AR. (just north of Paragould) I went in there all the time, because my girlfriend was the secretary. One day I was in there just milling around as usual, and I saw two Emersons. One was a 79648 and then there was this one. It just screamed, "take me home!". Well, they had it priced $27.50, but my mother who always encouraged my hobby, told me I could have it. As I recall my Stepfather, was real upset about that. He would ask from time to time, when I was going to pay him for that fan. Oh well, they're divorced now. Let's see, that was probably ten years ago now. I have lugged this thing from place to place over these years and never did anything with it. Well I started on it this weekend. I took it apart and realized that it is missing the shaft and worm gear for the oscillator. So I am looking for those. Also I am trying to figure out the proper paint to use on this fan. I know that it looks kind of brownish, but also a little metallic. I am open to any suggestions. This fan will mean a lot when it is finished. My girlfriend, mentioned before, is now my wife of nearly ten years. It was like I said a gift from my mother, and my late father worked at Emerson Electric all his life. So, I can construe my tie to this fan in many ways. Stay tuned my fan restoration fans for more info as we go.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you ever find the parts to make your fan oscillate?

Anonymous said...

Oh yes. Finished this fan long ago. There should be a post here with finished pictures.

Anonymous said...

Is the blade brass or aluminum?