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I got these from my fan supplier in Philadelphia in addition to a few others that I am still deciding on....

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PC motor?

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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:.

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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.

 

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Oh, wild- an Airflow! I think you told me that those were a Diehl brand or something? What's that thing with the plastic blades in the first pic? Looks unusual...

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Yes, Airflow is a Diehl brand. They sometimes come in a 6 blade version and I was so bummed that it wasn't. :pissed

The one with the freaky blades is a Toastmaster, ala McGraw Electric. The blade style isn't too common but I already have a desk fan like it...

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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, and the vornado does look to be in really good shape as well.  How fortunate you are! 

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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:

Have other PC box fans shown up? This one's clearly a modified GE and it looks to have a Polar Cub(?). The 'Custom' labeling is just weird to me...

If you can't read the badge, BTW, it says

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custom

by

Gilbert

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I got this 12 inch vornado a while back...don't know if it is rare...like it nonetheless.

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Here is a picture of the back end.

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Moved to canada

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Not rare and none of the fans in this thread really are either..

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some nice finds Nick! i've never seen an airflow, that 6 wing one is pretty cool looking.

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Here's a rather unique little Signal boxfan -


What makes me consider this fan to be rare is that I only know of three in existence - this one, one owned by a fan enthusiast on YouTube and the one Russ has.

What makes it unique is that this is the only small boxfan I have ever seen with features like electric reversing, a thermostat and a Breeze Diffuser grill. I know of no other manufacturer who offered these features on a smaller model fan.

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Lewis Fitzgerald-Holland wrote: some nice finds Nick! i've never seen an airflow, that 6 wing one is pretty cool looking.
The six-wing was an impulse buy of mine... I run it alot. It was just something cool that I saw so I bought it. I didn't know it was unique then, I just wanted something with six blades. Nice runner, cool sound and a nice air mover. I need to fix the gearbox and make it oscillate again, but otherwise... I like oddball thongs, even if they're not a big deal. It's my "thing"...

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That Polar Cub box fan has a Hoover motor.

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Hey, Greg! There is something wrong with your Airflow...

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all very nice. the window fan might be an early version of plexi, but i have heard they were a glass  alloy -ish as well. ray hane has one and i believe he also has a 12" signal box fan WITH the panels if he still has it. Polar cub fans were made by Chelsea and matched their designs. i had several and still have a mint 20" panel type window fan with the polar cub switch panel. the motors in either brand can come with chelsea or hoover on them as the maker (from england no less). i have had abunch of both. they are good motors and if you care for them seem to go forever. I LOVE that 4 blade oscillator with the starburst grille (looks to be a kenmore design). they were not high end and air movement was debate-able with the metal blade so i dont know how this one does. Good finds!

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Nicholas Denney wrote: Hey, Greg! There is something wrong with your Airflow...
Besides the badge I need to re-touch? What'd I miss?

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Tom Zapf wrote: all very nice. the window fan might be an early version of plexi, but i have heard they were a glass  alloy -ish as well. ray hane has one and i believe he also has a 12" signal box fan WITH the panels if he still has it. Polar cub fans were made by Chelsea and matched their designs. i had several and still have a mint 20" panel type window fan with the polar cub switch panel. the motors in either brand can come with chelsea or hoover on them as the maker (from england no less). i have had abunch of both. they are good motors and if you care for them seem to go forever. I LOVE that 4 blade oscillator with the starburst grille (looks to be a kenmore design). they were not high end and air movement was debate-able with the metal blade so i dont know how this one does. Good finds!Those Chelsea/Hoover motors are excellent. They have loads of torque for their purpose! The only thing I dislike is the wiring used. Due to age, most of it has deteriorated by now.

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Greg Miller wrote: Nicholas Denney wrote: Hey, Greg! There is something wrong with your Airflow...
Besides the badge I need to re-touch? What'd I miss?

Not your fault! Something factory... looks like the blades were asembled on the hub backwards.

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Nicholas Denney wrote:
Greg Miller wrote: Nicholas Denney wrote: Hey, Greg! There is something wrong with your Airflow...
Besides the badge I need to re-touch? What'd I miss?

Not your fault! Something factory... looks like the blades were asembled on the hub backwards.

What is wrong with the blade? And since you took the time and effort to make an issue of it....explain your logic please.

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Greg, your blade is pitched clockwise. Your fan is an Airflow(Diehl). So....I look forward to hearing back from Nicholas with an incurably innocent explanation of what is not correct with Greg's blade. :up:

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Stare at the middle of the blade, Russ. :up:

 

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Oopsie... look what happened. :wondering:

The stamped blade is attached to the hub backwards... but if the setscrew were showing on this side, no problemo. :up:

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Can I have some other examples of the 6 blade Airflow please? :wondering:

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Nice comeback Nicholas, but Greg's blade will still do the job it was intended to do. How Diehl(Division of Singer) chose to stamp the steel blade means very little...other than the wing pitch.

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Until I see other examples, the only reason I can see that as a plausible design  change is that the set screw is more diffucult to access with 6 blades in the way. Otherwise.... uh-uh. :D

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How Diehl(Division of Singer) chose to stamp the steel blade(6 wing,4 wing, 2 wing, 1wing) means very little...other than the pitch of the wings...fact Jack.

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As a studying industrial designer, that hurt my feelings. :violin:

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...especially when you consider that blade pitch can be modified by the user... something like this cannot.

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Nicholas Denney wrote:
As a studying industrial designer, that hurt my feelings. :violin:

I would bet a shrink would confirm your last 2 statements are highly manipulative? All I know is Greg's Airflow blade is correct in its clockwise pitch. :up:

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