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 Posted: Fri Sep 1st, 2017 11:15 pm
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This is my oldest fan. it is from 2004 but looks from around 90s. 


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 Posted: Sat Sep 2nd, 2017 12:47 am
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Where do you get the idea that your fan is from 2004? That style of fan was discontinued in the early 1990s in favor of knob and slide controlled switches because the piano key style switches failed very easily which is why they were only around during the 1970s to the 1980s your fan looks more like its from about 1984 and not 2004. If you got your date from a date code, you more than likely misread the date code. Also that style of Cage that's on that fan was discontinued in the mid 1990s in favor of all plastic cages to cheapen them up, if you take a look at ANY of the fans from 2000 up to today you will NOT see a lick of chrome on them because Chrome is too expensive to make things out of anymore (also why cars don't have chrome bumpers anymore.)

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Levi Mevis wrote: Where do you get the idea that your fan is from 2004? That style of fan was discontinued in the early 1990s in favor of knob and slide controlled switches because the piano key style switches failed very easily which is why they were only around during the 1970s to the 1980s your fan looks more like its from about 1984 and not 2004. If you got your date from a date code, you more than likely misread the date code. Also that style of Cage that's on that fan was discontinued in the mid 1990s in favor of all plastic cages to cheapen them up, if you take a look at ANY of the fans from 2000 up to today you will NOT see a lick of chrome on them because Chrome is too expensive to make things out of anymore (also why cars don't have chrome bumpers anymore.)Ok, makes sense. would someone be able to decode it if i put a pic up of the model number? its a very good fan tho!

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Your fan doesn't seem to have a date code that I can see of, it seems to be that what you think is a date code is actually a plant number or something similar. The key to the age of your fan is the words "Made in Taiwan R.O.C." Taiwan is an independant nation now seperate from China, and that happened in the 1990s Any item that says "Made in Taiwan R.O.C." on it dates to the 1980s or before, because back then Taiwan was Part of China. I have a fan that is just like yours that is from the early 1980s and it too says "Made in Taiwan R.O.C." 





in fact by the looks of the last 7 digits of the bottom number of the fan's label it seems that if it is a plant number or company identifier number both our fans were made by the same company but possibly at different plants, but they were just rebadged for different companies.

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Levi Mevis wrote: Your fan doesn't seem to have a date code that I can see of, it seems to be that what you think is a date code is actually a plant number or something similar. The key to the age of your fan is the words "Made in Taiwan R.O.C." Taiwan is an independant nation now seperate from China, and that happened in the 1990s Any item that says "Made in Taiwan R.O.C." on it dates to the 1980s or before, because back then Taiwan was Part of China. I have a fan that is just like yours that is from the early 1980s and it too says "Made in Taiwan R.O.C." 





in fact by the looks of the last 7 digits of the bottom number of the fan's label it seems that if it is a plant number or company identifier number both our fans were made by the same company but possibly at different plants, but they were just rebadged for different companies.
Oh ok. i agree it looks older than 04. how could i decode it to the exact year?

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I would say your fan is probably late 1980's, maybe 1987 to 1989. It's unlikely you'll be able to get any sort of date out of the serial number but the motor or some other internal part might be stamped with something.

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Rob Duffy wrote: I would say your fan is probably late 1980's, maybe 1987 to 1989. It's unlikely you'll be able to get any sort of date out of the serial number but the motor or some other internal part might be stamped with something.Ok thanks. Phew it’s not 2004 lol

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lots of fans were made with the grill on the cool breeze and under a variety of names i remember seeing them in stores when i was a kid

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James Pinette wrote: lots of fans were made with the grill on the cool breeze and under a variety of names i remember seeing them in stores when i was a kidcool to know!

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