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Vintage Oscillating Electric Table Fan ~ Repair & Service

Where can I find info on how to take apart and repair an old electric fan?  I need to re-wire this metal table fan.  I've got is dissembled - as far as I can go, without worrying about doing something I shouldn't. [Have got the wire cage off and the oscillating control off.] What I really need is a repair guide/manual on how to get into the motor housing, and what to do once I'm there.  I'd also like to know if the blades can be removed from the motor housing, such that they can be separately cleaned/painted.  I've got an old Spartan, probably from the 1920s [?].  Is there a website that addresses this issue?  A website that offers old manuals?  Help...?

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Go to this link, hope you might find something useful.
http://www.hudsonscustommachining.com/FAQs.doc
or you can go to this URL http://www.vintagefans.com/contact.htm and post your question there.

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Http://www.dtvintagefans.org/Join this website, and it is most likely someone here can help you. I am also currently a member of this website, and we are always glad to welcome new members!

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Fan works only if held at certain angle

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