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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2021 08:42 pm
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Must have been like waiting for the next Ipnone!

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Wonder how many of those fans ultimately survived ?

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Geoff Dunaway wrote: Wonder how many of those fans ultimately survived ?
At least one. The tell tale sign of a 99 desk model is the 4 strut mount. I hope the owner unknown to me decides to have, or has a had a correct blade reproduced for it. It is the first Paragon desk fan manufactured under new GI ownership in NY.








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The 1900 GI Paragon desk model had a newly designed & patented(Harold Wellman) motor housing, heavy construction guard, carry ring, and a tell tail 2 top strut guard mount, with the guard attached to the base at the bottom. 2 season run model of 00-01.








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                                                                 .....1899 Model.....



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I am fairly confident you have a prototype image, Steve. The image has more in common with the 99 Towle fan motor than Paragon. Notice the handle location to Towle, and the absence of grease cups. The Towle field housing however is a solid cast.



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        That's an interesting notion, Russ... First making sure I understand, you're suggesting a prototype for 1899, correct? I had to dredge up some images, which certainly are supportive...






         Seeing the 1898 Paragon, I'm not sure we even have to consider Towle... One possible sticking point is that the photo, which very likely dates from late June/early July 1900, not only lacks mention of its being a prototype, but does mention it as the 1899 Model... Dunno. It's worth mentioning parenthetically that photos of previous years' models were being taken at that time (Summer 1900), presumably as illustration for the Everest Report No. 4667...




        These photos occasionally are mislabeled, but with these early ones I've only seen a single instance of error to date... I can't manipulate the plate image to make it legible, sadly...




        Tom Dreesen's catalog image, dated 1900 according to the title, provides yet another variation of struts... all of this makes it hard to draw firm conclusions. Would different models or sizes account for any of this? The photos of still-existing ironclads seem to depict 12-inch versions........


 

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1897 catalogue. Paragon was offering a duplex desk fan introduced in 1898 not seen in the Paragon catalogue. The Chicago Edison(Samuel/Martin Insull) bought out William's entire NY Paragon fan motor exhibit and endorsed them in 97.






The Paragon (ironclad) electric fan motor, tested, endorsed and adopted by the Chicago Edison Co., agents for Cook Co., IL : Chicago Edison Co. : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive




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There is little to no doubt your 99 image is a prototype. Paragon fan motors 97-99 had a removable top motor housing. Roth tried to cash in on the paragon motor construction concept in 99. I bet Roth got a nasty letter in the mail from GI. You don't see the Roth 99 fan motor advertised in 00.





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Russ Huber wrote:





                The year 2021,...

                            ,

         a railcar in a large city railyard...

          A railcar marked in large text,...


     "75 INCH FLAT SCREEN TV's."

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Wait, wait, wait,...

             no need to imagine.




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1897 Introduction Desk and Bracket Paragon of Lancaster, PA..

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1898 Paragon desk & bracket of Lancaster, PA.









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1899 now GI Paragon Desk & Bracket of NY.









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1900-01 GI Paragon Desk & Bracket. Have any surfaced?







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1902-04 GI Paragon Desk & Bracket of NY.









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1903 introduction GI Paragon of NY, for those on a budget.  Like the model T Ford, it only came in black. Fact Jack.  :D





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1905 GI & Stanley Paragon Fan Motors.





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1906 Paragon Fan motors???  Can anyone pin down 06 Paragon......Steve Rockwell?







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        I think the end of Paragon production had everything to do with the consolidation of G.E. fan production at Pittsfield MA and, of course, changes in the market for such fans...  http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=45530 



       For 1898........



In 1903 G.I. had to vacate its location in New York City, and was negotiating with city fathers in Syracuse NY to move their operation upstate, which entailed a contribution from the locals to offset moving expense, just as Schenectady contributed to the Edison concerns' move to Schenectady in 1886 with $7500 local money. The Syracuse deal fell through when G.E. subsumed G.I......


        For 1903........


            4 Jun 1903

                

             9 Jul 1903



        .... and G.E. shifted the G.I. to Pittsfield........



        For 1904........








For 1905........ 











For 1906........






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The 02 model design appears to have spanned 02-05 seasons. The Lancaster manufacture Globe fan motor 1895-96.......The Lancaster made Paragon fan motors 97-98........The NY GI Paragon fan motors 99-05.

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        Part of the Stanley & General Incandescent story is covered at  http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=45530

        Now, back to the fans themselves........




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