Looks like a fun project huh? I purchased this fan in as-is condition and was ecstatic to receive it. Sure it looks bad, but the reality is all of what you see is simply surface damage. The important thing is that all of the parts were there, with the exception of the cage.
This is what a pancake fan looks like after disassembly. No reason for intimidation!
Getting ready for paint, you'll find that Pancake fans need a lot of grinding, sanding, filling and priming. Oh and plenty of sanding too, did I mention that? ;)
This rotor was polished and brass plated for that extra pop. The stator was then cleaned, varnished and preserved. Getting close to ready to run!
A white gloves restoration means attention to detail and the switch is no exception. After having been cleaned, the terminals will get a thorough brushing next.
Type AK Form D, that means a 1904 Pancake. The badge being done means this fan is complete...