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 Posted: Mon Apr 27th, 2015 03:31 am
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Hi guys,

I am brand new to this forum, and this is my first post, so I apologize in advance for any lack of knowledge on my part, inadvertent missteps of etiquette, and my lengthy post.

I grew up in the 50s and 60s in an apartment in NY, and for most of my childhood, we never had air conditioning. My father was an engineer, thrifty by necessity, and practical by nature, so we always had an approximate 20" reversible window fan in our kitchen window to cool off the place by setting it on exhaust and drawing air in by means of one of the 2 bedrooms. 

Since I moved out at 18, I've lived in apartments my entire life, and have also always had either fans that my father had given me, or others that I bought at garage sales and the like. Until last summer, I had a Lasko 20" window mounted fan with plastic blades that served me well for the roughly 20 years since I bought it new. One of the blades broke off last year, and before I knew about this forum as a resource, I gave it to my super to use for himself, as I also had a Lakewood HV-18-WR that I picked up for $20 on Craigslist as a backup, as well as a very clean Patton W-2082T that I got from an ex-girlfriend about 15 years ago.

I haven't been at all thrilled with the air moving power of the 18" Lakewood when compared to it's predecessor, the 20" Lasko. I would have thought that the 3 metal blades of the Lakewood would keep pace with the plastic blades of the Lasko, but apparently I was wrong. I did also compare the Patton in the window for a brief trial, and while it is powerful, it is quite noisy and not easy (for me, at least) to mount in my 39" kitchen window, where the Lakewood now resides.

I've also just bought but haven't yet picked up a very clean and barely used Frigid WF203R for $150 (photo attached) with the pushbuttons in the upper left corner, 5 metal blades, and I would surmise, Fasco motor? 

My question is: from these choices - Lakewood, Patton, and Frigid fans, would some/any of them beat a brand new Air King 9166 20" fan for cooling and quiet, or is the Air King a viable, better alternative to these vintage window fans? I do need a better fan than the Lakewood in the upcoming summer, as I live on the top floor of a 6 story apartment building with a black tar roof, and despite a 5 year old 15,000 BTU AC in my living room, I still need (and want) a high quality metal reversible window fan to use on exhaust to cool off my one BR apt.
Any advice or feedback that you would car to offer me would be greatly appreciated!!

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welcome to our forum.... the fans you mention are all good brands with varying levels of quality by model #  I am not familiar with the two 18" fans models, but I take it they are 18" blue bladed floor fans? IF you have one on the roll-around stand, try positioning it back from the window a bit and blowing to it (the breeze will "spread" and help fill up that 39" opening. If they are floor types with just a low stand do you have a table or chest in front of the window you can place the fan on blowing towards the window? about 1-2 feet back is best. Yes the Patton will be noisy, with the Lakewood not much better. I sold the Frigid fans like yours in 1977-79 and it was the first years they had switched to the Fasco motor. and repositioned the controls to the upper corner instead of lower (they just turned the frame upside down). It is a very good fan, one of the last with all metal. I have one I bought new in 1978 in the box still in my attic. Not the quietest either, but very solid $75 at Bambergers then, and made on Rockaway Ave in Brooklyn. I think the side panels (yours still has the cut outs, keep them in place)will go out to 37" not 39" but I am relying on an old memory. GREAT FAN... good luck with it. The New Air King is a good fan, but all the reviews I have read say noise is a factor... hope this helps!

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Hi Tom,
Thank you for your reply and your welcome to the forum! 

All of the 4 fans that I mentioned are window fans, with all (Patton, Lasko, Air King) but the Lakewood being 20" models. Below are pix of the Patton (front, back, label), the Lakewood, and the Frigid with the side panels extended. The seller told me that the maximum width with the panels measures 36", so I just need to find an improved way of window mounting this one than the 1x2 piece of wood that I have now with the Lakewood in the kitchen screwed into the window frame, which is coming loose. 

Do the CFM specs of a fan realistically reflect it's actual power to move air, or are the theoretical numbers that do not give an accurate picture of a fan's real-world power? Yes, the loud noise of the Air King seems to be a common complaint, as well as it not moving nearly as much air as the older models, so I have been leery of buying one of those. The CFM ratings for the Air King are 3560/3120/2510 (H,M,L), and the Frigid 3500/1500/1200. The Air King's motor is rated at 1.4A, so I guess that it would be less of an energy draw than a vintage fan's motor (my Patton draws 3.3A), but wouldn't they also be more powerful in the real world?

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Lakewood mounted in window. Any suggestions as to better, more stable ways to mount these window fans that don't extend to the actual width?

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ok this is all going to be helpful. The patton fan should be pretty strong, they aren't quiet though. The Lakewood is a decent fan, but the side panels don't help with stability. Any window fans with the panels completely extended will be somewhat less "tight" than with them extended only partway. Honestly using a 1x2" in each side might help if the panels don't go out far enough. If you are looking for a strong runner and with a minimum of noise (Relatively speaking) check out a Homart/Sears Kenmore Belt drive. They do intrude farther in to the room, but are great fans. Thanks for the clarification!.

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Thank you, Tom! Do you also have any suggestions as to how to best securely mount the 1x2's to each side of the window jam?

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I would secure the 1X2 boards to your window frame first with screws long enough to hold them securely to your window frame. You may even want to paint them to match the window frame, to give the fan installation a "finished" look. Once the boards are secure to your window frame, just mount the fan as you normally would mount it.

Of all the fans you mention, the 5-bladed Frigid is my favorite, but I don't know anything about how loud they are as I've never seen one in operation up close. As Tom already said, I have heard the the new Air King fans are very loud.

I personally think the best window fans are the 4-bladed 18" Hunter fans with the spiral grill from the 1950's or early 1960's. (They made various similar models for many years). They also made this fan in a 22" which might fit your windows nicely if you can find one. I think the 18" model was more common. Robbins and Myers made an identical fan. It's odd they didn't make a 20" model while the 18 and 22 inch models were in production. At some point in the 1960's Hunter made a chocolate brown colored fan (all metal with 4 blades) which was a 20 inch. All of these fans are high quality, move a lot of air and (in my option) have a very nice sound that is "window fan soothing" without being too loud.

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If you are still in the NYC area, we have a regional fan meet coming up on May 30th in Coopersburg, PA. Members buy, sell and trade fans at these meets. It is likely there will be some window fans for sale at this meet.

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Hi Bob, welcome to the forum. Out of all the fans you have pictured there I would take that Frigid any day. Does the Patton have a bent blade, or is that an illusion? As far as the 9166 Air King, it looks like a decent fan, they say it is American-made, but I wonder how many parts on it are made in China. As I said, I like that Frigid. Good luck

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David Northam wrote: If you are still in the NYC area, we have a regional fan meet coming up on May 30th in Coopersburg, PA. Members buy, sell and trade fans at these meets. It is likely there will be some window fans for sale at this meet.
Thank you for all your advice about the Frigid and the heads up on the fan meet, David! I am in the NYC area (Mt. Vernon, in Westchester County). I hadn't thought of myself as a fan collector, but since I now have 3 largish window fans for a 1BR apartment, I guess that I am somewhat on my way to collector-hood! Is there some kind of posting or link about the fan meet?

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Greg Mahley wrote: Hi Bob, welcome to the forum. Out of all the fans you have pictured there I would take that Frigid any day. Does the Patton have a bent blade, or is that an illusion? As far as the 9166 Air King, it looks like a decent fan, they say it is American-made, but I wonder how many parts on it are made in China. As I said, I like that Frigid. Good luckHi Greg,
Thank you for your welcome, and for your endorsement of the Frigid! I pick it up on Wednesday, and will give it a shot in the window to see what it can do. Was $150 too much to pay for it, though?

The Patton's blades are all perfect, as they should be, and it was just the reflection on the blade that gives that illusion that one is bent.


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I think you can see our events listing. Coopersburg is near Allentown right off Rt 78. I am 25 miles west of the GW bridge and I am having a Fan-BBQ on August 1 as well. I have one of those 22" Hunters restored and in my garage. the 18's are more common . Also Vornado made light blue 18 and 22" fans with 5 blades. The 22's move a lot of air in either brand. R&Ms were the same as Hunter but were gray instead of ivory. The Frigid has a 'roar" to it on high speed, but I love mine, still in the box with instructions and in good shape. yes attach the wood filler pieces to each side of the window frame and you can paint them to match and mount the fan normally.

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Tom Zapf wrote:  I have one of those 22" Hunters restored and in my garage. the 18's are more common . Also Vornado made light blue 18 and 22" fans with 5 blades. The 22's move a lot of air in either brand. R&Ms were the same as Hunter but were gray instead of ivory. The Frigid has a 'roar" to it on high speed, but I love mine, still in the box with instructions and in good shape.As a rule, do the number of blades usually indicate much about air moving power, or is it more a combination of the motor's power, design, blade shape, blade #, etc.?

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In simple terms, pitch of the blades, as in the more severe, the more air moved.


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18" light/dark green Vornado.

These move a TON of air. Certainly one of the most powerful 18" window fans.

As for performance, its a combination of a powerful motor and a well designed blade.

It seems like this fan has found a good balance of all three. Powerful motor, number of blades and pitch of the blades.

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Here's what the 22" version looks like. These are just plain overkill. :up:

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Hi Rob,
That is one great looking fan! Are they hard to find, and/or do you know of any for sale?

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Bob Hochman wrote: Hi Rob,
That is one great looking fan! Are they hard to find, and/or do you know of any for sale?

Yes, they are fairly hard to find. I have a couple of them myself and I think Tom has at least one.

My smaller 18" is a daily runner in my house.

If you're serious about getting one of these, they usually go for about $75-130. The 18" is more desirable in my opinion. They're very well made and I prefer them over Hunter. They're equally powerful in both directions, they have a nice sounding tone to them while running and they're reliable. The motor is made by Robbins & Myers, which I find funny because Vornado was one of Hunter/R&M's competitors.

18" model number is M25E1-1 and the 22" model number is 35E1-1.

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Bob, congrats on the purchase of the Frigid. I wish you the best of luck with it. It sure looks like a nice fan. Let us know how it is doing once you pick it up and get it mounted in the window and run it. You got it for a good price. There are some fans not as nice as that one for a lot more money on eBay.

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Greg Mahley wrote: Bob, congrats on the purchase of the Frigid. I wish you the best of luck with it. It sure looks like a nice fan. Let us know how it is doing once you pick it up and get it mounted in the window and run it. You got it for a good price. There are some fans not as nice as that one for a lot more money on eBay.Thank you very much, Greg! I have absolutely no ideas as to what prices are fair or not, but being that I saved on shipping by picking it up in NJ tomorrow, I felt that I could go a bit higher for something that might work reasonably well. I will definitely post an update when I get it going, and I appreciate all the support!

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Rob Duffy wrote: Bob Hochman wrote: Hi Rob,
That is one great looking fan! Are they hard to find, and/or do you know of any for sale?

Yes, they are fairly hard to find. I have a couple of them myself and I think Tom has at least one.

My smaller 18" is a daily runner in my house.

If you're serious about getting one of these, they usually go for about $75-130. The 18" is more desirable in my opinion. They're very well made and I prefer them over Hunter. They're equally powerful in both directions, they have a nice sounding tone to them while running and they're reliable. The motor is made by Robbins & Myers, which I find funny because Vornado was one of Hunter/R&M's competitors.

18" model number is M25E1-1 and the 22" model number is 35E1-1.
Thank you for this wealth of great information, Rob! I will keep a lookout on eBay, the AFCA buying/selling/trading board, and Craigslist, as well as thrift shops, Salvation Army, etc. Are the any more potential sources that you might recommend?

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Thomas Peters wrote: In simple terms, pitch of the blades, as in the more severe, the more air moved.


Thank you, Thomas!

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Bob Hochman wrote: Rob Duffy wrote: Bob Hochman wrote: Hi Rob,
That is one great looking fan! Are they hard to find, and/or do you know of any for sale?

Yes, they are fairly hard to find. I have a couple of them myself and I think Tom has at least one.

My smaller 18" is a daily runner in my house.

If you're serious about getting one of these, they usually go for about $75-130. The 18" is more desirable in my opinion. They're very well made and I prefer them over Hunter. They're equally powerful in both directions, they have a nice sounding tone to them while running and they're reliable. The motor is made by Robbins & Myers, which I find funny because Vornado was one of Hunter/R&M's competitors.

18" model number is M25E1-1 and the 22" model number is 35E1-1.
Thank you for this wealth of great information, Rob! I will keep a lookout on eBay, the AFCA buying/selling/trading board, and Craigslist, as well as thrift shops, Salvation Army, etc. Are the any more potential sources that you might recommend?
Craigslist and eBay are your best bet, unless another collector on here has one they're willing to part with. I've seen a couple on Craigslist a few months ago so maybe that would be a good start. If I come across any more, I'll certainly give you a heads up.

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bob it is the latter. you can have a 3 blade fan moving more air than a 4 blade.... plastic blades tend to flex more and flatten out at speed which results in less air, but some metal bladed fans also flex.......

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Bob.. I have an 18" Vornado but am hanging on to it, I sold my 22" vornado last summer to Rob Duffy!. I don't think it is the one he showed in the picture. BIG and weighs a ton. I DO have a 22" hunter 4 blade I restored (and came out pretty nice if I do say so myself). I have 2 belt drive fans to replace it with that are sitting on the floor and need a place to go, so I might be willing to part with the 22" Hunter. it is 2 speeds each way, ivory with silver ribbonaire grille. I am in north NJ. I rewired it as well. It is missing just the decorative motor cover but still looks great. I can send a picture if you want

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Craigslist and eBay are your best bet, unless another collector on here has one they're willing to part with. I've seen a couple on Craigslist a few months ago so maybe that would be a good start. If I come across any more, I'll certainly give you a heads up.
That is very kind of you, Rob. Thank you!

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Tom Zapf wrote: Bob.. I have an 18" Vornado but am hanging on to it, I sold my 22" vornado last summer to Rob Duffy!. I don't think it is the one he showed in the picture. BIG and weighs a ton. I DO have a 22" hunter 4 blade I restored (and came out pretty nice if I do say so myself). I have 2 belt drive fans to replace it with that are sitting on the floor and need a place to go, so I might be willing to part with the 22" Hunter. it is 2 speeds each way, ivory with silver ribbonaire grille. I am in north NJ. I rewired it as well. It is missing just the decorative motor cover but still looks great. I can send a picture if you wantHi Tom,

I would love to see a photo of the Hunter. 

I am also in a bit of a quandary, as I am scheduled pick up the Frigid WF203R this afternoon from eBay in Tenafly. It was listed as "Buy It Now" for $150, and I communicated with the seller before I even knew this incredible discussion forum existed. He didn't have a pickup option listed, but he ended the auction early for me without my actually buying or paying for it, to allow me to come to test it first and then pay him when and if I approved of it.

Would other fans, like the Hunter, Homart, or Vornado perform significantly better than the Frigid? I do like the looks and condition of the Frigid, but I don't want to get stuck with it at $150 if there are better alternatives. 
A fellow AFCA member who is  coincidentally about 3 miles from me in Westchester has kindly offered to show me his collection of window fans, and I am sure that will be an incredibly useful education for me! 

Lastly, what would be my chances of selling the Frigid for the $150 that I'm supposed to pay for it if I find something better? I think that I would also sell my Patton fan, as it doesn't seem quiet enough for my needs, and would this one be readily sellable, as well?

Sorry for the many questions, but I do thank you and any other members in advance for any feedback you'd care to offer! 

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don't be in a quandary.. the frigid is worth the $150 especially with the Fasco motor and it looks in great shape. If you find something else I believe you can re sell it. check out ebay #351060304728 this is a 22" hunter like mine (it shows the motor cover missing from mine) but mine has the side panels, imy fan also is in much nicer shape and looks great now and no re wiring issues. The one on ebay is WAY too much money and missing the side panels, but you can see the toggle switches like mine. We have a couple of club members in your area. I would not sweat out the purchase of the Frigid, it would be from the late 70s and a quality fan, doesn't weigh a ton, but is all metal except the pushbuttons and thermo knob. Your fan you will pick up is in excellent looking condition and you don't see them in great shape that often. The earlier ones sometimes came with a GE motor that had aluminum and copper wire combo inside and not nearly as good as the fasco motor. if you found something else a club member would like to have it I am sure... I hope you will consider the august 1 BBQ I am having, people bring some other antiques as well. I am only about 30 minutes west of tenafly near the Willowbrook Mall

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Tom Zapf wrote: don't be in a quandary.. the frigid is worth the $150 especially with the Fasco motor and it looks in great shape. If you find something else I believe you can re sell it. check out ebay #351060304728 this is a 22" hunter like mine (it shows the motor cover missing from mine) but mine has the side panels, imy fan also is in much nicer shape and looks great now and no re wiring issues. The one on ebay is WAY too much money and missing the side panels, but you can see the toggle switches like mine. We have a couple of club members in your area. I would not sweat out the purchase of the Frigid, it would be from the late 70s and a quality fan, doesn't weigh a ton, but is all metal except the pushbuttons and thermo knob. Your fan you will pick up is in excellent looking condition and you don't see them in great shape that often. The earlier ones sometimes came with a GE motor that had aluminum and copper wire combo inside and not nearly as good as the fasco motor. if you found something else a club member would like to have it I am sure... I hope you will consider the august 1 BBQ I am having, people bring some other antiques as well. I am only about 30 minutes west of tenafly near the Willowbrook MallThank you very much once again, Tom! I have been PM'ing with Mike Minici in my area, and he speaks very highly of you, your knowledge, and your collection! If I am in town in August, I would love to come to the BBQ, and I appreciate the invitation! 

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Hi Bob, I was just reading this, and it dawned on me that perhaps you could keep your eyes open for a Kenmore circa 60's window fan. They move a ton of air and are whisper quiet. I know we have a lot of them around New England. I am in NH, so I don't think you will have a hard time finding one on Craigslist and at a reasonable price.

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the back: (just remember that like all fans, give 'em a little
quality oil)....

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Christopher Harding wrote: Hi Bob, I was just reading this, and it dawned on me that perhaps you could keep your eyes open for a Kenmore circa 60's window fan. They move a ton of air and are whisper quiet. I know we have a lot of them around New England. I am in NH, so I don't think you will have a hard time finding one on Craigslist and at a reasonable price.
Hi Christopher,

I really appreciate the recommendation of the Kenmore and your personal feedback, as I really like the look of that model, but didn't have an idea as to how they actually perform. I am glad that you described it as powerful and quiet, as this is just what I was looking for (and no doubt as everyone interested in window fans also is looking for.). I did see one on eBay that was for pickup only in NH, and I've thought about driving the almost 4 hours to get it. Here is that fan on eBay, which now has one bid, after closing last week without any bids, but was relisted:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331537411028?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2661&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Thanks!

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Hi Bob and Christopher, there is a Kenmore just like the one in the picture on eBay right now for $75.00, I believe it is also in NH. I would recommend sticking with your Frigid, as it is in great shape and a good quality fan. You may only need to run it on low speed most of the time in your apartment. Good luck and keep us posted. 

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Definitely think it is worth the price. Your Frigid should work just fine too, but I have found the Kenmore fans to be a little quieter. Check Craigslist too, and keep your eyes open, as I am sure one will turn up closer to you. Good luck!

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Greg Mahley wrote: Hi Bob and Christopher, there is a Kenmore just like the one in the picture on eBay right now for $75.00, I believe it is also in NH. I would recommend sticking with your Frigid, as it is in great shape and a good quality fan. You may only need to run it on low speed most of the time in your apartment. Good luck and keep us posted. Thanks, Greg. I did pick the Frigid up today, and just need to get some 1x2s to better mount it in my kitchen window. Like the seller said, it is really quite clean, and the motor sounds great, so I will be sure to post more about it with pix when I get it mounted.

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Christopher Harding wrote: Definitely think it is worth the price. Your Frigid should work just fine too, but I have found the Kenmore fans to be a little quieter. Check Craigslist too, and keep your eyes open, as I am sure one will turn up closer to you. Good luck!I will certainly be on the lookout for one closer to me, and thank you for the advice!

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