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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 10:27 am
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Russ Stacey
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Hi, Im Russ, new to this forum. I was hoping someone would be able to ID an old box fan from my childhood back in the 90s. it was my grandparents fan, and it [size=was at least 20-30 years old back then. I remember it had push buttons on top. at least 5 if i remember correctly. the buttons had an arrow on them to show air flow direction. This sounds kind of vague i know but I would recognize it if i saw it. I collect Air Conditioners mostly, but Ive been tracking that fan down for years.][size=
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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 12:19 pm
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Lane Shirey
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Pictures would help someone to identify it. 

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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 01:40 pm
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how many blades? what color? was the grille unit on each end plastic or metal? or one of each?  a photo would sure help 

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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 05:52 pm
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I think that what he is saying is that the fan doesn't exist anymore so there won't be any pictures, as he's only going by memory, because the fan doesn't exist anymore.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2018 12:29 am
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Exactly! if memory serves me correctly, it was plastic grilles and 3, possibly 4 metal blades. pretty sure it was 3. my grandfather dies in 1997 so i was 7 the last time i saw it. ive tracked all but 1 of his air conditioners down and this fan still eludes me.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2018 01:11 am
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Tom Zapf
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if you can find a similar one on ebay or our website and then say "it looked like that: it would be a big help. What color grilles? Metal blades can be painted or shiny, what color was the paint. every bit helps

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if i remember corectly, blades were shiny metal, and case was either tan, or light brown, possibly white.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2018 02:09 am
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the controls looked somethig like this but i dont remember the knob or the woodgrain. this is the first thing i found that looked anything like it. this is a penncrest 300 on ebay, but i know it was not on a rack. it was always in the window.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2018 04:59 pm
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They made a lot of box fans fitting that description. I have come across a couple locally; one was in the trash pile of my neighbor when she passed and the grandkids cleaed out the house to sell it. Another was a local Craigslist find, near mint condition for $75. I gave it to one of the other members here, maybe he will see this and chime in with a picture.

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Richard Daugird
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http://www.afcaforum.com/forum5/49247.html

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Richard Daugird
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Richard Daugird wrote:
I'm stuck on "stupid" today...

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 Posted: Tue Sep 18th, 2018 05:15 pm
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the above penncrest is a lakewood made fan, usually a shade of yellow or two tone taupem those are big chunky buttons on top and not common as opposed to pushbuttons you would normally see on a blender or stove so we are narrowing it down 

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Try this....https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-PENNCREST-300-JC-PENNEY-9714-Box-Fan-Reversible-w-Cart-Thermostat-J0276/153173588277?hash=item23a9db7935:g:rlUAAOSwkela8e6t

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 Posted: Tue Oct 2nd, 2018 11:45 pm
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definitely looked something that!

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