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 on: March 13, 2019, 08:18:59 AM 
Started by pondersmash - Last post by Mike
Welcome and congrats on your find.  It's not uncommon for folks to not recognize a vintage wind charger for what it is.  Mistaking it for a weathervane is a fairly common.  I've seen a Parris Dunn tail vane mistaken for a railroad switch lever.  The early model #s stood for the year they were manufactured so you have a 1937 machine.  I'm in the process of making a batch of 6' props for myself and a few others.  They're kind of pricy but they're very nice, $300.  Tight vertical grain Douglas Fir, CNC machined, 3 coats of quality spar varnish, copper leading edges and balanced, ready to spin.  My price had to go up as I'm having to pay someone else to do the CNC router work plus the wood is pretty expensive.  If interested, my contact info is under resources/part suppliers...Wind Charger Mike.  If you're just wanting it to be a display piece, then an original prop would suffice and you can sometimes find those on ebay or craigslist.  
Also, the 6V part diagrams are under resources too, free so don't pay the guy on ebay for the same thing.

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 on: March 13, 2019, 07:39:24 AM 
Started by pondersmash - Last post by pondersmash
 I found this interesting item at an antique store yesterday, had to have it. They said it was a weather vane. After searching for some time, its a wincharger. Appears to be a model37 and other than having a fence picket on the front, its in great shape. How would I figure out how old this is? Where would I get a blade?

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 on: March 09, 2019, 01:37:13 PM 
Started by Mike - Last post by Mike
right...and they're from Iowa, you'd think they would know better.

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 on: March 09, 2019, 01:34:45 PM 
Started by VASSILE52 - Last post by Mike
Hi Craig, I'd love to see your photos.  It's getting very rare to find a wind generator still on it's original farm.  There's a couple of options for sharing.  You could post here but the new forum is much easier for uploading or you can send them to me and I could create a webpage within wincharger.com for them.  Instagram is another option if you're willing to join a social media.  

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 on: March 09, 2019, 12:57:58 PM 
Started by VASSILE52 - Last post by hybridhomey
I collected several early wind chargers, primarily Jacobs, and other 32 volt equipment around Medicine Hat in the late 1970's. I photographed many farms in the area with wind chargers that i acquired. I'm willing to share photos if interested.

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 on: March 09, 2019, 12:53:59 PM 
Started by Mike - Last post by hybridhomey
I saw them walk by an early radio Wincharger in a bone yard a few years ago and started yelling at the TV.

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 on: March 09, 2019, 08:10:55 AM 
Started by Mike - Last post by Mike
Greetings Wincharger forum members...
I would like to introduce you to the NEW Vintage Windmill and Wind Generator Forum!  Paul Van Beber has resurrected the old Vintage Windmill Forum and expanded the format to include Vintage Wind Generator categories allowing both topics to benefit from a broader audience.   This is a great opportunity to transition the dated Wincharger forum to a new user friendly format.
I will keep the Wincharger forum active for a period of time and phase it out as the new forum picks up momentum.  You can find both forum links at the top right of the Wincharger.com home page.
Paul has done a fabulous job establishing this new forum.  Please visit the new forum and become a member.  I look forward to seeing you on the new forum.

https://vintagewindmillforum.com/     

Contact me if you have questions or comments.  I'm always looking for ways to improve the Wincharger.com website.  Also, follow me on Instagram   @windchargermike

mike@wincharger.com

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 on: February 24, 2019, 06:40:59 PM 
Started by Albino Storm - Last post by VASSILE52
Tnx for so fast answer!
Vasile

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 on: February 20, 2019, 07:08:04 AM 
Started by Albino Storm - Last post by Mike
The 6V PD tower thrust bearing is the same as what Wincharger used, Nice #5461-1.  I've searched the world over and not been able to find it. If you find it please let me know.  There is a substitute similar to what Winco used in the 70's consisiting of a plastic ball retainer ring and 2 washers, # TB-125.  You used to be able to buy them on Amazon for $8.75.  You may have to open up the ID a smidge.

https://www.amazon.com/TORQUE-TRANSMISSION-20116-Hardened-Quantity/dp/B01IBEGWC6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550667945&sr=8-1&keywords=TB-125+bearing

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 on: February 20, 2019, 05:46:14 AM 
Started by Albino Storm - Last post by VASSILE52
I have same wincharger 6v PARRIS-DUNN
I have no idea where I put the swivel bearing.
Please ,I need the serial # to buy a new one!

Tnx!

Have a good day!

VASILE

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