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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 05:20 am
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Dan Beyler
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I recently decided to turn the attic fan room into something else and it brought me to this forum. Here is a photo. It is huge and measures 50 x 50 inches encased. The triangular seal says Fulton, NY and Memphis, TN, Serial C. Can someone please help identify this fan? The house was built by famed Memphis architect Walk C. Jones for himself in the late 20s. It was at the time a country house on a country road. Is this fan from the 20s or 30s or a later model? Thank you

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 04:59 pm
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Great fan! Since it has Fulton & Memphis, it is a transition fan probably from the 40s. 

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 05:16 pm
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Stan knows these large fans way better than me, so I'd place no doubt on his date estimate. I know the fan isn't as old as the house.

If the original owner was an architect, he probably had knowledge of the latest building materials and features available. If the house is near Memphis, it is HOT and HUMID for many months of the year and I'm sure he was very anxious to add the latest technology available to try to provide some summer comfort.

I hope you can find another use for the fan. In any case, please do not send it to the dump!

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 Posted: Sat Jun 27th, 2020 09:06 pm
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That fan was added to the house. Looks like you have an A-36 from the late 1940's or Early 50's. Hunter moved to Memphis in 1946 and the mid-fifties fans have a blue, square tag. The earlier ones, as well as some of the late 40's ones that read Memphis had a sort of rounded triangular deco tag like is attached.
Great fans. I've been looking for a 30 or 36" to augment a A-48 I have. The A-48 is, with casters on it, about 6.5 feet tall and a beast to move. Can't beat them for sheer, quiet air movement.


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