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 Posted: Wed Jun 5th, 2019 05:27 pm
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Bill Refakis
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RARE 16 inch open frame MESCO AC stationary desk fan
unrestored
runs well
no issues with blade and guard
motor and base have chips, nicks original paint with wear and tear

like to have $1850
shipping $100



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 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 11:47 pm
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fan worth anything?

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 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 11:54 pm
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Bill, I'm not a buyer but I have no idea what this fan really looks like straight on.   A side or angular back photo would really help.  I know your fans are pristine examples. 

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 That is a rare fan , brush motor by Shedd Electric rebadged for Manhattan Electric. That's the 2nd only ever one I've laid my eyes on but then there's lots I haven't seen..................

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 Posted: Thu Jun 13th, 2019 11:34 pm
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this one is not pristine but is untouched original that runs new

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 Posted: Fri Jun 14th, 2019 10:35 am
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Bill ....... those last 2 pictures really help.  I've never seen that fan ever ever.   Doesn't even look familiar.   MESCO is a distributor of fans and stuff.  Who made this fan?  Cool.  

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 Posted: Fri Jun 14th, 2019 09:48 pm
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Heck Bill that cage badge is worth a $ Grand 
I’ve always loved them $ 

Nice fan !

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Bill, can I trouble you please for a clear image of your motor tag?

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Russ Huber wrote: Bill, can I trouble you please for a clear image of your motor tag?
I see what appears to be St. Louis on the motor tag. I am simply curious how the electrical supplier is displayed on your motor tag. 

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Your fan appears to have been manufactured and marketed specifically in 1911-12(St. Louis agency mention on tag) if your motor tag does not have the San Francisco agency listed. MESCO manufacturing facilities were Jersey City until 1907 when Ravenna, Ohio was included to manufacture MESCO product. MESCO must of outsourced the Shedd brushed AC fan motor, they appear to briefly announce to electrical trade AC and DC fan motors.


The earliest mention I see "so far" for MESCO marketed AC fan motors is 11.

The San Francisco agency appears in ……….1913.

http://www.telegraph-history.org/manufacturers/mesco/index.html

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I will get motor tag this week who built the dc mesco? I bought 2 many years ago in nyc right in area they were located in

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Bill Refakis wrote: I will get motor tag this week who built the dc mesco? I bought 2 many years ago in nyc right in area they were located in

NY - Chicago - St. Louis - San Francisco addresses were only agency. MESCO had plants for manufacturing located in Jersey City, NJ. up until 1907 circa, that is when another MESCO plant started operation in Ravenna, Ohio along with the Jersey City plant. 


It appears the DC MESCO fan motors were their product more than likely manufactured in Jersey City. It is my distinct "impression" MESCO outsourced the brushed AC fan motors in a very small window of time of but a few year(s). They then went back to DC only sometime in what appears to be the teens. 


Not only does 11 electrical trade mention AC and DC Mesco fan motors, it also mentions a OSCILLATING fan motor in their fan motor line. Vane?  

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1912 MESCO supply catalogue.

https://www.worldcat.org/title/illustrated-catalogue-and-price-list-manhattan-electrical-supply-co-manufacturers-of-general-electrical-supplies-and-electrical-specialties/oclc/14403949

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