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 Posted: Tue Oct 8th, 2019 05:21 pm
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Cindy Wardle
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I purchased this fan at an Estate Sale but can't seem to find anything out about it.  It says, "PAR" on the front.  It oscillates and does work although the wiring is a bit frayed and it's dirty.  I'd appreciate any information someone can give me as to who made the fan and what era it's from.  It measures 8" across.
Thanks so much for your time!





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 Posted: Tue Oct 8th, 2019 06:54 pm
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Mike Kearns
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Your fan was made by A.C. Gilbert under the PAR brand name for marketing in drug stores between 1937 to 1939.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 8th, 2019 07:11 pm
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Jim Kovar
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Mike Kearns  --  above PAR !  :thumbup



Mike, I really dig the old adverts.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 8th, 2019 11:59 pm
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Cindy Wardle
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Hi Mike,
Cool advertising but what company made it I wonder?

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 12:02 am
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Mike Kearns
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Thanks for the shout, Jim, kind of you to say.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 12:03 am
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Mike Kearns
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Your fan was made by A.C. Gilbert under the PAR brand name for marketing in drug stores between 1937 to 1939.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 12:08 am
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Mighty Mike Kearns to the rescue. :clap:

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 01:57 am
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Charlie Forster
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I have two stationary ones and they run good and have a good  spin down  time!
 Paid 25 cents for the one. 20 yrs ago.

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Cindy Wardle
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Wow.  Older than I thought it was.  Thanks so much!

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 03:19 am
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Mike Kearns
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Thanks Tony, I try, anyway  :D

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 03:23 am
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Cindy Wardle wrote: Wow.  Older than I thought it was.  Thanks so much!You are very welcome, Cindy. A(lfred). C. Gilbert was the prolific manufacturer of fans, electric appliances, toys and the Erector construction sets as well as magic kits. Your fan was also marketed with the Gilbert, Polar Cub and ARCTIC brands.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 02:20 pm
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Cindy Wardle
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Mike,

I was going to try a sell it.  What do you think a fair price for it would be?  It works but makes a sound when running.  Does oscillate.  Wire needs replaced and it's dirty inside.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 9th, 2019 05:25 pm
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If someone offers you $20.00 for it as is, I would take it if I were you. If you have more into it than that, you might consider restoring it for yourself.

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