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 Posted: Thu Aug 29th, 2019 12:45 am
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Justin Tanger
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Surprisingly well-built fan, given the plastic blades I was expecting worse. This has to be one of the earliest models to use plastic blades and gears. Small motor is underpowered but isn't shaded pole, two speeds, metal gear housing for plastic gears, adjustable oscillation range. Got it out of the scrap pile at an estate sale, front bushing was nearly locked up on the shaft with oxidized grease. Disassembled, cleaned, reoiled, and regreased. A couple tips to speed future searchers - the blade comes off via a bolt behind the badge, and gear housing is stamped closed with pot metal castings which will need to be drilled out and re-riveted.




Decent fan all in all, if I hadn't already promised it to the GF I'd keep it and donate one of my other basement beaters to the dump's swap shack. Running video - 


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 Posted: Thu Aug 29th, 2019 01:05 am
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David Northam
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Those are very good fans for a "modern" fan. When I was a fairly little kid (approx 1970 to 1975) my dad would occasionally have to work on a Saturday morning and he would sometimes take me with him - which I loved. He worked in the office of a shipyard. The office had air conditioning, but back in those days, it wasn't always reliable, especially on hot days. There were fans all over. Some were very old, which I especially liked, but there were dozens of those Jack Frost fans around the cubicles and other places. They must have bought them in bulk. I loved going around and playing with all the fans! My guess is those fans were made in the late 1960's to very early 1970's. The fans in the office still "looked newish" when I was playing with them. Give the somewhat hard environment of that office, I think the fans would have been much dirtier and worn looking if they were more than a few years old.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 29th, 2019 03:25 pm
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Tom Zapf
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I TOO LIKE THOSE AND THEY ARENT LOUD I HAVE 10 AND 12" MODELS 

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