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Ever see a fan like this?

TimcoTimco Posts: 2,863Member
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 Posts: 1,540Member
    What a beautiful piece of art that is! Does it still run?
  • TimcoTimco Posts: 2,863Member
    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 Posts: 6,510Member
    Beautiful! 1930's vintage?
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Posts: 8,381Member
    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-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • TimcoTimco Posts: 2,863Member
    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 Posts: 6,510Member
    1911, WOW! Fantastic! That's only 25 to 30 years after the first electric motors were put in use.
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 1,001Member
    Nice find!
    Master electrician specialising in boiler and burner controls, multiple fuel systems, radiant system controls, building controls, and universal refrigeration tech.
  • FredFred Posts: 6,510Member



    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 Posts: 8,419Member
    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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