AFCA Forums Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Pre-1950 (Antique) > Cirklair Silent Two Blade Airplane style fan from Dallas

 Moderated by: Steve Cunningham, Rod Rogers, Larry Hancock
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Cirklair Silent Two Blade Airplane style fan from Dallas  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Mon Apr 15th, 2019 10:38 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
Jason Ellis
Guest
 

Joined: Mon May 3rd, 2010
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
I've always been interested in the Dallas Airplane Fans as well as the Freshn'd Aire Two blade fans. I was searching and found this unique fan made by Folsom Co. called the Cirklair Silent. I believe it was originally meant to hang from the ceiling on a rod, but someone at some time mounted it to this old deco base. Thought you might enjoy 
It has a motor manufactured by Westinghouse, but the tag on the motor is proprietary to Cirklair. It says:  
Cirklair A.C. Fan Motor 
TYPE FH 1/6 HP 
FRAME X144Y 
RPM 1725 
60 Cycle 
110 VOLTS 
3.9 AMPERES 
40 Degrees C 
Cont. Hours 
SERIAL EF 
STYLE 901531 
Manufactured by Westinghouse Electric and MFG Co, USA  

Apparently The Folsom Company started in 1909 and was located at 509-15 Elm Street in Dallas. Phone 7-9803. It was sold in 1964 or 1965 to Lear Jet Corp. Later sold again, and liquidated in about 1968.

Attached Image (viewed 192 times):

IMG_9603.JPG

Last edited on Mon Apr 15th, 2019 11:05 pm by Jason Ellis

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Mon Apr 15th, 2019 10:43 pm
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
Jason Ellis
Guest
 

Joined: Mon May 3rd, 2010
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Here is the tag on the cage

Attached Image (viewed 187 times):

IMG_9602.JPG

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Apr 15th, 2019 10:43 pm
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
Jason Ellis
Guest
 

Joined: Mon May 3rd, 2010
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
And the motor badge

Attached Image (viewed 185 times):

CirklairSilentDallas-06.jpg

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Mon Apr 15th, 2019 10:44 pm
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
Jason Ellis
Guest
 

Joined: Mon May 3rd, 2010
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
I found one other example that a guy had on facebook

Attached Image (viewed 183 times):

CirklairSilentTimAlman03.jpg

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 01:06 am
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
Joey Katona
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Tue Mar 28th, 2017
Location: Indiana
Status: 
Offline
This one was for sale awhile back. 











Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 02:39 pm
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
Jason Ellis
Guest
 

Joined: Mon May 3rd, 2010
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Interesting! The motor and blades look different but the cage is the same. Thanks for posting those pics!!

Anyone else have any more info on these? They apparently also made attic fans. A big thing in the south. You open your windows and then turn on this ceiling/attic mounted fan. A giant door in your ceiling would open up with a huge fan sucking the air from the windows up into your attic. Pulled in a lot of dust and pollen, but it worked. My friend has one in his house and it's wild. Makes a breeze everywhere in the house.

Last edited on Tue Apr 16th, 2019 09:27 pm by Jason Ellis

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Apr 16th, 2019 07:38 pm
  PMQuoteReply
7th Post
Jason Ellis
Guest
 

Joined: Mon May 3rd, 2010
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Kind of funny....

In a Waxahachie Newspaper dated Tuesday July 2, 1937, it states that the Waxahachie Independent baseball club defeated the famed Cirklair Fan team from Dallas Sunday afternoon by the score of 5-0. Guess there was a nifty baseball jersey at one time from the company baseball team!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

Current time is 04:30 pm  
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Pre-1950 (Antique) > Cirklair Silent Two Blade Airplane style fan from Dallas Top



Beige Theme By: Di @ UltraBB
UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.1811 seconds (26% database + 74% PHP). 27 queries executed.