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 Posted: Wed Apr 24th, 2019 09:31 pm
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James McInnis
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Perhaps you're wondering why this newbie is suddenly posting about various fans. As soon as the school semester ends, I'll be heading down to Mobile, Alabama and last summer I was seriously under-fanned. (There is no air conditioning.)

Forgive the murky photos; I dug this fan out of a corner of my parents' basement; I had stashed it there 40+ years ago, so forgive also the dust.




As far as I can remember, I've never run this fan. The cord was shot back in the 70s and now it's just brittle and disintegrating. To my eye, it has a nice base:








The head just flops around pretty loosely and the switch does not align with the markings on the label, but one can feel distinct setting stops when the dial is turned.

Here are my questions: Is this considered a good fan? Is it worth hauling down to Alabama (using precious trailer space) to get it working down there? Is there a quick, simple way to tell if the motor is OK?


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 Posted: Thu Apr 25th, 2019 11:11 am
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Hi James, I like Arctic-Aire fans, so yes it is a good fan & the pedestal ones are fairly scarce. I can't read the number on yours, but it appears to be a 1940s post war model. In your title, you said Emerson, this fan is not related to Emerson in any way. They were made by F.A. Smith, which later became Fasco. They are still making motors to this day.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 25th, 2019 11:49 am
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Thanks for the correction, Stan. I don't know why I thought it was an Emerson, nor do I see a way for an ordinary forum member to change a thread's title. 1940s, huh? Seems I got that wrong too by posting in the "Post 1950" section. Sigh. Will those newbies ever get anything right? The model number is 125X.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 25th, 2019 12:52 pm
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LOL, I fixed the title for you. :D
I will look in my FASCO literature tonight for year model.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 26th, 2019 12:48 am
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Your fan is a 1941 model

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 Posted: Fri Apr 26th, 2019 01:38 am
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Thanks, Stan. I'm packing it up for the trip to Mobile and hope to rewire it once I'm down there. I guess I should plant a Victory Garden too...

Last edited on Fri Apr 26th, 2019 01:44 am by James McInnis

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