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Ever see a fan like this?

TimcoTimco Member Posts: 2,826
It’s a Peerless.






Working on steam and hot-water systems isn't rocket science....it's actually much harder.

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  • ratioratio Member Posts: 928
    What a beautiful piece of art that is! Does it still run?
  • TimcoTimco Member Posts: 2,826
    Haven’t loosened it up. It’s super stiff.
    Working on steam and hot-water systems isn't rocket science....it's actually much harder.
  • FredFred Member Posts: 5,271
    Beautiful! 1930's vintage?
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 6,703
    That's quite the blower. I love machinery like that! I'll bet that with a little patience -- and maybe some light oil -- you'll get it running like new!
    Jamie



    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.



    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-McClain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • TimcoTimco Member Posts: 2,826
    Fred said:

    Beautiful! 1930's vintage?

    1911 baby. House was built by a beer brewer, Fisher beer. Had a speak easy in the basement. Pretty well documented. That blower was in the corner of the attic. Owner wanted it thrown away.
    Working on steam and hot-water systems isn't rocket science....it's actually much harder.
  • FredFred Member Posts: 5,271
    1911, WOW! Fantastic! That's only 25 to 30 years after the first electric motors were put in use.
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 649
    Nice find!
    Master electrician specialising in boiler and burner controls, multiple fuel systems, radiant system controls, building controls, and universal refrigeration tech.
  • FredFred Member Posts: 5,271



    Looking East on West Market Street along the streetcar tracks, with Peerless Electric to the right.


    Peerless Electric Company of Warren, Ohio, was founded in 1893 to manufacture electric motors. They are still in business, as a subsidiary of HBD Industries, Inc., and still making motors.

    Peerless Electric supplied motors to Sears, Roebuck & Co. This was before Sears began denoting a product's manufacturer by a model-number prefix so Peerless does not have a Sears/Craftsman prefix. Peerless was also an OEM supplier to Yates-American Machine Co.
  • hot rodhot rod Member Posts: 7,080
    what a great score, a great office artifact, and door stop. I'll bet Stephen would give his left ... for that.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
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