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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 05:28 pm
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Tad Britton
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Hello
I like the style of these. The real vintage ones (on Ebay) are usually scratched up and dented and sell for as much as these new ones. I was wondering if the beauty is only skin deep. Anyone try one?

Link to see new Vornado fans on Amazon here

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 08:32 pm
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John McComas
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To each his own... These are some of the best made Chinese fans.
The one shown is about 10" diameter with an 8" blade.  Good for a bedroom size or office.
They are an efficient PSC motor and permanently lubricated.  (You can get lubricant to the motor)
I've bought several, and like them.  I get the chrome ones.






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 Posted: Fri May 31st, 2019 01:56 pm
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Tad Britton
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Thanks, John!

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 Posted: Fri May 31st, 2019 02:48 pm
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I have three of these running in my home almost 24/7. Two of the newer ones with the 5 blade and one older one from about 2003 (60th Anniversary edition) and I have to say I'm rather impressed. For a Chinese made fan, these things are robust and have thus far proven themselves. Grab one, you won't be disappointed.

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 Posted: Fri May 31st, 2019 06:50 pm
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Thanks, Rob! I really liked the look of the vintage ones, but I could never find one in really nice condition.....and even the beat up ones still were selling for more than I was willing to spend.

As long as you guys say they are good, that's good enough for me!

I'm thinking about buying the "senior" version (slightly larger than the standard one)

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 Posted: Fri May 31st, 2019 10:24 pm
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Rob Duffy
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Tad Britton wrote: Thanks, Rob! I really liked the look of the vintage ones, but I could never find one in really nice condition.....and even the beat up ones still were selling for more than I was willing to spend.

As long as you guys say they are good, that's good enough for me!

I'm thinking about buying the "senior" version (slightly larger than the standard one)
The original Vornado fans are extremely powerful for their size. You may one day want to consider getting at least one if you find a reasonable one. I have many and they're amazing. But as for a newer fan that you can run and not worry about something holding value if it burns out, the new VFans are the way to go. Despite being made in Cina, they're still very decently made. I plan to buy a Sr. myself.

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 Posted: Fri May 31st, 2019 11:08 pm
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Thanks, Rob. Yes, I was wondering how the "real deal" ones compare to the newer ones in terms of power and...well...moving air! :)

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 Posted: Sat Jun 1st, 2019 04:16 am
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Tad Britton wrote: Thanks, Rob. Yes, I was wondering how the "real deal" ones compare to the newer ones in terms of power and...well...moving air! :)Stand outside during a hurricane. :up:

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 Posted: Sun Jun 2nd, 2019 03:09 am
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I can attest to the newer Vornado retro fans.I bought 2 of the green & grey and 2 chrome versions when they were originally introduced in 03’ or 04’ when Mike Coupe was president of Vornado. Excellent fans well made and move a good amount of air quietly.Dont know about the 5 blade versions.Guess they are okay too...:cool:

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 Posted: Sun Jun 2nd, 2019 05:07 am
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I've had a chrome one in the bathroom for many years....no problems. It's the three winged version, as I bought it during a Wichita FF back in the day. It was my understanding that they were quitting the chrome version, due to lack of foreign sales. It was all about environmental concerns involving the chemicals used in the process.

I guess Coleman brought the chrome version back?

~Sparky~

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 Posted: Mon Jun 3rd, 2019 01:24 am
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I'm still indecisive as to whether or not I should buy a "real" vintage one or just buy a new one. If the older ones are in decent shape and if they are much more powerful than the newer ones, then maybe I should take a chance.


As far as I can tell, the things that wear out on the older ones are the rubber grommets. If that and a good cleaning is all it takes t fix up an older one, then maybe I should go with that....?


Looking for advice at this point, I guess. But it's good to find out that the newer ones are also decent fans. They sure look cool!

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