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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2011 08:34 am
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Nicholas Denney
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A reversed stamping won't change the direction of pitch. It takes an inversion to do that. :up:

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2011 08:49 am
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Nicholas, get your rest...:sleeping: As long as the blade pushes air forward....that was their concern. This fan was not a Lundell.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2011 10:46 pm
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Wow- that was confusing. The blades are indeed pitched CW. I took a minute for me to see what was going on, but it seems the lighting in that photo caused the shadow to drown, making it look like it was pitched to "suck", not "blow" (which would suck...). It's a fairly shallow pitch too, so that definately aided in the deception. I bought this from Charlie Wicks a while back. From what I could tell, I was the first person to touch anything on here when I took it apart to clean and oil, so anything screwed up, I will most certainly take the credit for! (Nick- now the pic you posted on FB makes a little more sense...) This angle should be a little better... :thumbup

Edit: Now I see what you mean- the center is recessed between the wings. Ah-ha! Sorry, a little slow on the uptake. I'm gonna have to say that it's right simply because the curve of the wings is correct and the blade is perfectly straight, so I'm thinkin' that it isn't backwards or modified... it's just weird!:hammer: I'd like to see another one of these too just for the sake of seeing one, but I think it's just the way they decided to do it. Never even thought about it... good eye!

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2011 10:56 pm
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Nicholas Denney
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Guys, how can I say this more clearly.... I am NOT TALKING ABOUT THE BLADE PITCH!

I'm talking about the pattern that is stamped into the center of the blade that makes it rigid. Every other example I've seen has the pattern facing outward, relative to the front of the fan. Greg, you can even compare the stamped blade on the R&M in your pic. The pattern is extruded in the opposite direction.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 21st, 2011 10:59 pm
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Not sure why the extrusions are different, but everything else seems to jive so I'm just goin' with it! Ah, it's the little details that make these things fun...

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 Posted: Sat Jan 22nd, 2011 02:10 am
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i agree with Nick, that blade looks like it's on backward, that dent and the enforcement ridges or whatever you call them look like they should be facing outwards.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 22nd, 2011 03:05 am
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Nicholas Denney wrote: Keith Cordt wrote: How cool!  I don't think I've ever seen even a picture of the window panel for that GE.  Box fan is unique and nice shape
You mean you've never seen one with intact panels? I've managed to come across about 4 others so far and one of them was posted here a while back. Of course, none were in this good a shape. :up:



**Great fans! I've got a GE window fan identical to yours (posted last year), except mine has plastic/acrylic windows without a doubt. I wonder when they made the switch?

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 Posted: Sat Jan 22nd, 2011 04:01 am
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 Posted: Sat Jan 22nd, 2011 01:07 pm
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Lewis Fitzgerald-Holland wrote: i agree with Nick, that blade looks like it's on backward, that dent and the enforcement ridges or whatever you call them look like they should be facing outwards.
While the reinforcement ribs are facing the opposite way as compared to every other stamped blade fan I have, I still have to say that it's just made that way. The individual wings all have the trailing edges curved forward, perfectly even and with no evidence of any kind that they were bent later. I even scrolled out a piece of cardboard to check the profiles of the blades and they're identical. Pin straight. Until someone comes up with a pic of another 6-winger and proves otherwise, I stand by my fan... that's the way she was born... (much like myself, different in a very confusing way!)

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 Posted: Mon Aug 22nd, 2011 10:09 pm
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Nicholas Denney wrote:
Greg Miller wrote: Dude- nice get, Nick! I was starting to worry about the "vintage" area here (nothing was happening). Those are some cool finds! That GE window unit- is that glass? That Vornado looks pretty minty too. Good source:up:.

Glass, I THINK. Thought someone said they're acrylic but I don't think so.

I have a GE window fan identical to yours. The windows are acrylic on mine. No doubt at all. I don't know if all of them came that way. These fan makers changed things up from time to time. 

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 Posted: Tue Aug 23rd, 2011 02:02 am
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I have a 6 blade airflow, the blade is the same way on my fan.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 23rd, 2011 02:59 am
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Mark Allen wrote: I have a 6 blade airflow, the blade is the same way on my fan.HA!!!:tease Ya' can't call me crazy until after you've actually met me... then it's fair game, but in the meantime... HA!!! I've seen about three or four more of these pop up on fleaBay and guess what... SAME BLADE! Someone was smokin' something when they laid out the design of this thing, but regardless, that's the way she be...

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