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 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 03:40 am
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Here are some of the box fans I have, but this is not all of them. There is even more to come. Here I have a 1993 Galaxy Box Fan.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 03:52 am
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Hears a 1994-95 Lasko Box Fan.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 03:57 am
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Hears a Early-mid 1970's Superlectric Box Fan.

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Hears a Early-mid 1980's Superlectric Box Fan.

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Hears a Mid 1980's Superlectric Box Fan.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 04:33 am
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Justin Brown wrote: Hears a Early-mid 1960's Superlectric Box Fan
More like mid to late 1970's. 1960's box fans still had metal grilles. Especially considering that Toastmaster was behind in times. They were one of the last companies to stop using metal grilles.

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Justin Brown wrote: Hears a Early-mid 1980's Superlectric Box Fan.
As for these plastic-blade Superlectric box fans, these are from the 70's. Superlectric ceased to exist sometime in the 80's I believe.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 04:42 am
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No. They actually have a website now you can go to to order some of their fans and let me tell you, some of their box fans look prety sharp. But you can only order them, because stores don't stock them. I forgot the name of the website, but it's there.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 04:46 am
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I got a Superlectric Box Fan from the 70's and it's a true clunker. When I get the time, I will take a picture of it for you.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 05:01 am
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i have a blue three metal bladed superlectric box fan with  push button switches and a thermostat

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Justin Brown wrote: No. They actually have a website now you can go to to order some of their fans and let me tell you, some of their box fans look prety sharp. But you can only order them, because stores don't stock them. I forgot the name of the website, but it's there.
Not into new fans. They are garbage in my opinion. Are you sure it is the same company?

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 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 03:19 pm
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Well, in less someone decided to use the same name, I'm pretty sure. While I'm thinking about it, I have some more pics. Hears that clunker I was telling you about. It's a late 1970's box fan. The bearings squeak, it's dirty, the frame is rusty, it dosen't have a handle, the motor makes weard humming noises when it runs, after about 30 min. of running it manages to shut off while the switch is still on, the grills are falling apart, the switch is not in the shape to put a knob on, and I had to change the plug because the origanal had a fried prong on it. But yet, it still runs.

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Hears an Avagido Green Hunter Box Fan. The only major thing wrong with this fan is that the switch is broke. But it still runs.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 03:32 pm
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Hears a McGraw Edison Box Fan that I got running. Note that this fan is modified. This is not the original frame nor is it the original grills. Somewhere down the line, the frame got trashed. Still runs and I actually use it often.

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Derek Anthony wrote: i have a blue three metal bladed superlectric box fan with  push button switches and a thermostatIs there any way you can show me a pic of it.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 03:38 pm
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Justin Brown wrote: Well, in less someone decided to use the same name, I'm pretty sure. While I'm thinking about it, I have some more pics. Hears that clunker I was telling you about. It's a late 1970's box fan. The bearings squeak, it's dirty, the frame is rusty, it dosen't have a handle, the motor makes weard humming noises when it runs, after about 30 min. of running it manages to shut off while the switch is still on, the grills are falling apart, the switch is not in the shape to put a knob on, and I had to change the plug because the origanal had a fried prong on it. But yet, it still runs.
The motor is on it's way out. It is probably throwing the thermal fuse after 30 minutes because it is overheating. That is why it is shutting off.

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Justin Brown wrote: Hears an Avagido Green Hunter Box Fan. The only major thing wrong with this fan is that the switch is broke. But it still runs.
I have something similar to this Hunter. Best plastic blade box fan there is. Beats Lakewood by far in air movement and noise pollution.

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I use this Hunter even more at times than the Edsion fan I have. I jump wired it to get it to run. Where the switch is is where I jump wired it. I am not sure of what speed I wired it to or if it is safe, but I use it mainly as a shop fan because of the shap it is in. And just so you know, it is not cross wired. I am acctually good at electricty. The only two things I worry about are weather or not it is wired into a good speed or if it is liable to ketch fire because of over heating, which is why I mainly use it as a shop fan.

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Rob Duffy wrote: Justin Brown wrote: Hears a Early-mid 1960's Superlectric Box Fan
More like mid to late 1970's. 1960's box fans still had metal grilles. Especially considering that Toastmaster was behind in times. They were one of the last companies to stop using metal grilles.

I dont know if you can tell tis or not, but the back grill is metal, but for some reason, the front is a plastic grill. One of the major problems with this fan is that that the barrings are so worn out that you can put as much oil in them as you want and they will still make a lot of racket. There is really not any difference between any of the three speeds that it has.

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Justin Brown wrote: Rob Duffy wrote: Justin Brown wrote: Hears a Early-mid 1960's Superlectric Box Fan
More like mid to late 1970's. 1960's box fans still had metal grilles. Especially considering that Toastmaster was behind in times. They were one of the last companies to stop using metal grilles.

I dont know if you can tell tis or not, but the back grill is metal, but for some reason, the front is a plastic grill. One of the major problems with this fan is that that the barrings are so worn out that you can put as much oil in them as you want and they will still make a lot of racket. There is really not any difference between any of the three speeds that it has.
Toastmaster/Edison still used a metal rear grille into the 80's. That is why I said it is 70's. Both grilles would be metal if it was 60's.

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Justin Brown wrote: Derek Anthony wrote: i have a blue three metal bladed superlectric box fan with  push button switches and a thermostatIs there any way you can show me a pic of it.

yes here is a pic, sorry for the bad quality

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Rob Duffy wrote: Justin Brown wrote: Rob Duffy wrote: Justin Brown wrote: Hears a Early-mid 1960's Superlectric Box Fan
More like mid to late 1970's. 1960's box fans still had metal grilles. Especially considering that Toastmaster was behind in times. They were one of the last companies to stop using metal grilles.

I dont know if you can tell tis or not, but the back grill is metal, but for some reason, the front is a plastic grill. One of the major problems with this fan is that that the barrings are so worn out that you can put as much oil in them as you want and they will still make a lot of racket. There is really not any difference between any of the three speeds that it has.
Toastmaster/Edison still used a metal rear grille into the 80's. That is why I said it is 70's. Both grilles would be metal if it was 60's.
Good point. I didn't think about that. I had my years mixed up, so I will change it.

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Derek Anthony wrote: Justin Brown wrote: Derek Anthony wrote: i have a blue three metal bladed superlectric box fan with  push button switches and a thermostatIs there any way you can show me a pic of it.

yes here is a pic, sorry for the bad quality

That is a nice fan. I would do anything to have one just like that, but you can't have them all.

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Neather of you wouldn't happen to have a galaxy or a lasko would you? I would like to see some pics. if you do. When I was growing up, my grand parents and step mom had a bunch of old galaxy's and the one I posted is the only one left. The motor in it isn't original. The motor came out of a Lasko box fan I found in a rent house of ours. It still runs, but the barrings are wore out on it. But other than that, every thing else wrong with it is an easy fix.

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Justin Brown wrote: Neather of you wouldn't happen to have a galaxy or a lasko would you? I would like to see some pics. if you do. When I was growing up, my grand parents and step mom had a bunch of old galaxy's and the one I posted is the only one left. The motor in it isn't original. The motor came out of a Lasko box fan I found in a rent house of ours. It still runs, but the barrings are wore out on it. But other than that, every thing else wrong with it is an easy fix.The only Galaxy box fan I have is a 20" Galaxy with translucent blue blades. Only reason I bought it is because of the color. Not the best box fan there is. The motor is made of plastic and it doesn't move much air at all. I don't collect newer fans. I prefer old ones so these box fans don't really interest me.

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which version of a galaxy or lasko, would you like to see a 80s version ( square frame with badge in the middle of the grill) or a early 90s ( square without the badge) or late 90s ( rounded frame) because i have all three of them

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Derek Anthony wrote: which version of a galaxy or lasko, would you like to see a 80s version ( square frame with badge in the middle of the grill) or a early 90s ( square without the badge) or late 90s ( rounded frame) because i have all three of themI like the early 90's myself. The kind that is square without the badge in the middle

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Justin Brown wrote: Derek Anthony wrote: which version of a galaxy or lasko, would you like to see a 80s version ( square frame with badge in the middle of the grill) or a early 90s ( square without the badge) or late 90s ( rounded frame) because i have all three of themI like the early 90's myself.
May I ask what is so special about these newer fans? Just curious.

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Rob Duffy wrote: Justin Brown wrote: Derek Anthony wrote: which version of a galaxy or lasko, would you like to see a 80s version ( square frame with badge in the middle of the grill) or a early 90s ( square without the badge) or late 90s ( rounded frame) because i have all three of themI like the early 90's myself.
May I ask what is so special about these newer fans? Just curious.

Anything from 2000 and beyond, I could careless about. I have some of the newer ones, but the only reason I use them is because about 90% of the older fans I have are worn out but a few. Sence they changed to the star style blades, I have completley changed my intrest in them to the older versions. The newer styles are a little ugly and to cheaplly made. I hope that answers your question.

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 50s Homart the real deal Front View

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 Real Steel,Over 50 years and still running strong! back view:up:

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Michael Mirin wrote:  Real Steel,Over 50 years and still running strong! back view:up:Those are two completely different fans Mirin. :P

Both excellent fans though. :up:

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Can't sneek nothing past you:eyes

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Michael Mirin wrote: Can't sneek nothing past you:eyesTell me about it. :hammer:

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Lol, Michael! I noticed right away that the switch was still on the same side of the picture when you 'flipped' the fan around so I was like "Uh-uh". :D
Of course there are lots of other differences like the narrower top on one and the different grille on the other.

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 Those are some small pics in the file and thet were right next to each other And I was tired.:hammer:

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Not to mention the different-shaped box-frames. Metal boxfans are awesome!!

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 Nothing finer then Real Steel:tumbs

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I got some more pics for you. Here is a Toastmaster box fan that I have no idea when it was made.

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Heres an old 1980's style Lasko box fan.

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