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 Posted: Fri Oct 1st, 2010 02:02 pm
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Michael Mirin
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 With summer a memery,Lets see some window fans and remember the summer!:clap: I just got it in the window and fired it up.This thing is amazing.On low it was pulling air from every window in the house.It's got a great sound like a B-17. Late 30's Chelsea 16 inch Spin it fan. Front view.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 1st, 2010 02:03 pm
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The back

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 Posted: Fri Oct 1st, 2010 02:04 pm
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1949 Air King 16 inch manual reverse,2 speed

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 Posted: Fri Oct 1st, 2010 02:06 pm
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Michael Mirin
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1940's 10 inch Ilgette

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1955 Lasko spin head 12 inch.These are all daily runners  in the summer.The bedroom has a 10 inch single speed 1949 Air King.Don't be shy:wondering: Show off your Window Wind Machine.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 1st, 2010 02:20 pm
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Ok, had to be done. Vornado 48CT-1, and a lucky find at that! The more I look into this big heavy thing, the rarer it seems to be. Found this one in the "dumpster pile" at the end of an estate sale right around the corner from my apartment. I just wish I had thought to look for the side panel extentions when I uncovered this (they were probably right in the same room where I found this, but I dropped the ball on that one...)

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Never the less still a great find.:up:

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Well, the fact that I'm a marine mechanic and those Bakelite blades look like a pair of boat props makes it one of my favorites. It's been in regular use since I first cleaned it up. Same goes for the single unit. That thing moves and unbelievable volume of air, even on low! It's nice in NY today, so it's actually in the window and running right now...

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 Posted: Sun Oct 3rd, 2010 01:08 am
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They did make a good fan:up:

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 Posted: Sun Oct 3rd, 2010 11:31 am
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 There are no window fans in the world left?:eyes

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Michael Mirin wrote:  There are no window fans in the world left?:eyesI have a few but I need the chance to get pictures of them.

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Vornado 35E1-1 front (My fan but I didn't take the pictures)

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Vornado 35E1-1 rear

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I've come across a couple of those around my area, but they were all beat to death and rotted from being left in the weather. Seems that anyone who had one in their store or shop around here used it until it crumbled out of the hole it was mounted in! I have pretty big windows, so I'd love to find a good one...  

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Greg Miller wrote: I've come across a couple of those around my area, but they were all beat to death and rotted from being left in the weather. Seems that anyone who had one in their store or shop around here used it until it crumbled out of the hole it was mounted in! I have pretty big windows, so I'd love to find a good one...  You mean the 35E? I haven't seen that many, probably due to size. This fan is massive!

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 Posted: Mon Oct 4th, 2010 12:44 pm
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That thing is a beast!:shock:

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God, id hate to see the mess if a bird flew into that spin it fan

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Jason Puniak wrote:
God, id hate to see the mess if a bird flew into that spin it fan

You should see his 20" Spin It fan. It makes the 16" look like a nice little window fan lol.

Mike would use the 20" model but it kept sucking passing birds in through the chimney when it was running :P

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i guess as long as he keeps it running on full tilt then he'll never have to hire a chimney sweep...lol...nice chelsea mike!

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i love this old thread. i have this fan and the smaller version (with an extra too).... and i still pass the house where i bought it. the guy said he never say a twin fan where each fan pointed a different direction......duh..... paid $7 for it... my blades were peeling and i painted them with a rattle can to get the perfect match. one fan runs slower due to the double connect, if you pull the faster fan plug out of the switch box, the slower fan will speed up..... you almost never see the small extensions, they are missing from both of mine. i love the vornado color right before they went out, light blue and darker green...

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i have a pretty nice pair of these as well, 18 and 22". one was a dumpster rescue, and the big one i got from another member. same colors as the twin convertible. i have 18 and 22" hunters/R&M also... all are heavy

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i remember my aunt had one of the chelsea spin start fans when i was about 7 or 8....i think it was a 16 inch, or it may have been a 20...im not sure, but now id like one lol

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That ilgette is cool, I had one similar to that. I loaned it to a friend years ago, and don't know what happened to it, I think his mom thought it was unsafe and pitched it while he was at school. That was about 15years ago. Here are my two window fans, 2 Homart Coolers, one older, one newer. The newer one Andrew got for me, I found the older one in the trash. This pic was from October when I was gutting my house.

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Now there is some sucking power!:up:

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Belt driven Homarts are one mean motor scooter of a fan . My parents used one in their upstairs bedroom when I was a child . It pulled air through the other bedrooms . My dad had the motor rebuilt twice . I own one now that is in great condition for a 1950's window fan . I purchased it out of nostalgia . During the early 1950's , not many homes had air-conditioning . I am afraid we are all spoiled these days . Mother tossed the old Homart after she got A/C , she told me later . I wish I had that old beauty ; it still looked new .
If my A/C fails , I have plenty of hundred year old fans to get me by , I am pleased to say !!

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There's a really nice Homart up for auction locally tonight. I might buy it if it goes cheap enough. I sold all my other ones to Mike Mirin so I currently dont have one.
I usually buy fans at the auction to flip them but I dont wanna ship the homart.

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Let's have a change of pace... something small and rare.

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I'm thinking they don't come much earlier than "Model 02"?

"W.B. Marvin was founded in Urbana in 1915, introduced the metal rail adjustable screen in 1936 and the screen window fan in 1945."

I'm guessing this could well be pre-1950???

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Here is one I sold on ePay a few years ago. Shifts from in to out.  Picked up at a ReStore type outlet and I made what I paid for it.  After I cleaned it and replaced wiring.  Oh well.

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My recently restored Rex

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The "back" side

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I had one with a blade just like that. Mine didnt have that really nice cabinet though. I love how you restored it :up: :clap:

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Thanks. It had quite a few dings that I couldn't get completely out, but definitely better than it was. This fan has found a nice new home in my son's workshop.

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Those are some great looking fans!:D

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hey mike i sure like that ILG-ette...is that in a kitchen window?

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matt, which homart is older, the one on the right with the vertical vents? or the left one with the short horizontil vents?.....

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Sam, I bought a similar Rex from Mike Mirin who in turn, had bought it from Charles Tedrick. Mike installed a nifty grill on the back so that I didn't have to worry about my feline getting caught in the back.

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Tom, I have a similar Homart to Matt's on the left. It's the newer design.

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I believe the Homart on the right , the ugly one, is older. It has a motor from a Reed unit fan, so it has two speeds and reverse. It's ugly as sin but does its job. I'm thinking of restoring it when I'm done remodeling the house.

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