AFCA Forums Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

 Moderated by: Steve Cunningham, Rod Rogers, Larry Hancock
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Big Vornado  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2009 11:43 pm
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
Tim Brown
Guest
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Hi everyone,

I'd like to share with you one of my family heirlooms, a Vornado 35E1-1 with 22" blades. My father bought it when I was a baby, and now we're both nearly 50! Other than a line cord and head cord replacement ~25 years ago this baby has been trouble free and used on a regular basis each summer.

I also have two tabletop oscillators: a GE  from 1927 and a Hunter C-12 from the '40s.




Attached Image (viewed 1084 times):

vornado1.jpg

Last edited on Mon Sep 28th, 2009 11:45 pm by

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2009 11:58 pm
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
Rob Duffy
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Jun 27th, 2008
Location: USA
Status: 
Offline
Your fan is from 1956. I have one as well and the 25E. Your fan has the original paint as mine doesnt but both of ours seem to be missing the "V" that is found on the motor cover much like my 25E in the last picture. These window fans are the absolute best in my opinion, they move just about the same amount of air in both directions unlike their competitors, mainly the 18" and 22" Hunter Zephair fans. The motor is least restrictive, especially on the 35E and the early 25E window fans. Not much is known about these fans especially since few exsist today, I have yet to find a patent number on the fan and any information about them. Great machines though and serious air movers. :up:

Last edited on Tue Sep 29th, 2009 01:32 am by Rob Duffy

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 12:02 am
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
Rob Duffy
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Jun 27th, 2008
Location: USA
Status: 
Offline
Here is my 35E1-1, needs restoration. This monster really cranks over and the air output is incredible, just wish it looked better.

Attached Image (viewed 999 times):

vornado35e1-1.jpg

Last edited on Tue Sep 29th, 2009 01:34 am by Rob Duffy

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 12:04 am
  PMQuoteReply
4th Post
Rob Duffy
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Jun 27th, 2008
Location: USA
Status: 
Offline
B25E2-1, this one is the later model from 1956, notice the slight changes with the one posted below.

Attached Image (viewed 1007 times):

vornadob25e2-1.jpg

Last edited on Tue Sep 29th, 2009 01:33 am by Rob Duffy

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 12:07 am
  PMQuoteReply
5th Post
Rob Duffy
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Jun 27th, 2008
Location: USA
Status: 
Offline
And last but not least, my favorite, the M25E1-1. This one is from 1954.

Attached Image (viewed 1039 times):

Picture 206.jpg

Last edited on Tue Sep 29th, 2009 01:30 am by Rob Duffy

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 03:45 pm
  PMQuoteReply
6th Post
Tim Brown
Guest
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Your fan is from 1956.
That's nice to know. It means my father (r.i.p.) bought it used in 1959 or 1960.

Looks like the B25E2-1 lacks the fully enclosed motor. When I opened my 35E to replace the upper cord the windings etc. looked brand new. It's a 6 pole motor BTW.

Last edited on Tue Sep 29th, 2009 03:47 pm by

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 03:46 pm
  PMQuoteReply
7th Post
Rob Duffy
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Jun 27th, 2008
Location: USA
Status: 
Offline
Tim Brown wrote: Your fan is from 1956.
That's nice to know. It means my father (r.i.p.) bought it used in 1959 or 1960.

Looks like the 25E lacks the fully enclosed motor. When I opened my 35E to replace the upper cord the windings etc. looked brand new. It's a 6 pole motor BTW.

The newer 25E has a vented motor, the older one which looks exactly like the 35E has an enclosed motor. Sorry about your father. :cry:

Last edited on Tue Sep 29th, 2009 03:49 pm by Rob Duffy

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 03:50 pm
  PMQuoteReply
8th Post
Tim Brown
Guest
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
I was correcting my post (to B25E2-1) at the same time you were posting.

Dad died in 1971.

Last edited on Tue Sep 29th, 2009 03:52 pm by

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 03:51 pm
  PMQuoteReply
9th Post
Rob Duffy
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Jun 27th, 2008
Location: USA
Status: 
Offline
Tim Brown wrote: I was correcting my post (to B25E2-1) at the same time you were posting.
Just read it now.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 06:03 pm
  PMQuoteReply
10th Post
Zachary Yarnes
Guest
 

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
Status: 
Offline
Hey Tim, your 35E could also be from 57 or 58 as well, these were produced only in Vornado's last years
If you ever, by some small chance of fate, decide to sell it, I'd be interested:cool:

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 06:19 pm
  PMQuoteReply
11th Post
Tom Zapf
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 24th, 2009
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
keep your eyes peeled i have seen two 22" versions on ebay in the last 18 months. they are big and the same size and weight as the Hunter Zephairs. at one point the 22" came in a 4 blade version like a Hunter but the artwork shows the blade turning counterclockwise facing the front of the fan.  i am lucky to have one of these vornado's in the 17 1/2" size with paint that is almost mint and the "V" is present. The Green & blue color matches the twin convertibles i have in 6" and 8" sizes. Recently i have seen the single turnabout window fans in this color scheme as well, but 2 speeds/ The twins are three speeds.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 08:10 pm
  PMQuoteReply
12th Post
Rob Duffy
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Jun 27th, 2008
Location: USA
Status: 
Offline
Tom Zapf wrote: keep your eyes peeled i have seen two 22" versions on ebay in the last 18 months. they are big and the same size and weight as the Hunter Zephairs. at one point the 22" came in a 4 blade version like a Hunter but the artwork shows the blade turning counterclockwise facing the front of the fan.  i am lucky to have one of these vornado's in the 17 1/2" size with paint that is almost mint and the "V" is present. The Green & blue color matches the twin convertibles i have in 6" and 8" sizes. Recently i have seen the single turnabout window fans in this color scheme as well, but 2 speeds/ The twins are three speeds.
Are you sure you are talking about the same fan? I have never seen a 4-wing Vornado. The 17 1/2" fan you are talking about is probably the 18" Vornado M25E1-1 like I posted above.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Sep 29th, 2009 08:58 pm
  PMQuoteReply
13th Post
Zachary Yarnes
Guest
 

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
Status: 
Offline
Tom Zapf wrote: keep your eyes peeled i have seen two 22" versions on ebay in the last 18 months. they are big and the same size and weight as the Hunter Zephairs. at one point the 22" came in a 4 blade version like a Hunter but the artwork shows the blade turning counterclockwise facing the front of the fan.  i am lucky to have one of these vornado's in the 17 1/2" size with paint that is almost mint and the "V" is present. The Green & blue color matches the twin convertibles i have in 6" and 8" sizes. Recently i have seen the single turnabout window fans in this color scheme as well, but 2 speeds/ The twins are three speeds.Hey Tom, you must be thinking of a latter Two Guys model made by Frigid, because OA Sutton never produced a 4 bladed fan

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Tue Oct 13th, 2009 03:40 pm
  PMQuoteReply
14th Post
Tom Zapf
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 24th, 2009
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
it is right out of the Vornado ad, and i too have never seen one. the 4 and 5 wings are side by side in the photo. same mesh grille etc, but the 4 wing has a blade just like a hunter zephair but to turn opposite like a westinghouse. i have never seen one in real life

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Oct 13th, 2009 03:52 pm
  PMQuoteReply
15th Post
Zachary Yarnes
Guest
 

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
Status: 
Offline
I would be VERY interested in seeing that advertisement:cool:

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Tue Oct 13th, 2009 06:53 pm
  PMQuoteReply
16th Post
Rob Duffy
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Jun 27th, 2008
Location: USA
Status: 
Offline
Zachary Yarnes wrote: I would be VERY interested in seeing that advertisement:cool:

Same here.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Oct 14th, 2009 01:11 am
  PMQuoteReply
17th Post
Brandon Tuomikoski
Guest
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
wow look at how close those fans cases look to a 50s chevy's steering wheel!

Is "case" the correct term for the outer housing of the fan blades on box and desk fans?

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Mon Oct 19th, 2009 04:27 pm
  PMQuoteReply
18th Post
Tom Zapf
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 24th, 2009
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
let me see what i can do, i printed it offline when a fellow had the original for sale.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Feb 4th, 2010 12:39 pm
  PMQuoteReply
19th Post
Tom Zapf
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 24th, 2009
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
rob i have a copy of the sutton flyer for you showing a 4 wing 22" vornado window fan. email your address to      tdog58@verizon.net      and i will mail it to you... tom

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Thu Feb 4th, 2010 12:40 pm
  PMQuoteReply
20th Post
Tom Zapf
AFCA Member
 

Joined: Tue Feb 24th, 2009
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
zach i have the sutton ad for you showing the 4 bladed 22" vornado window fan email me your address to     tdog58@verizon.net    and i will mail it to you    tom

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Feb 4th, 2010 02:39 pm
  PMQuoteReply
21st Post
Zachary Yarnes
Guest
 

Joined: Mon Nov 14th, 2005
Location: San Antonio, Texas USA
Status: 
Offline
Tom Zapf wrote: zach i have the sutton ad for you showing the 4 bladed 22" vornado window fan email me your address to     tdog58@verizon.net    and i will mail it to you    tomEmail sent:up:

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

Current time is 12:26 pm  
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Post-1950 (Vintage) > Big Vornado Top



Beige Theme By: Di @ UltraBB
UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.9859 seconds (83% database + 17% PHP). 40 queries executed.