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 Posted: Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 02:07 am
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Levi Mevis
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Hello everyone today I found at a local flea market type place a 1950s vintage Sears Homart Cooler fan that was the deluxe model that is a 2 speed reversable model with the timer
and the speed settings are push-button style, the only thing wrong with it is that 2 of the original push-buttons for reverse are broken off, and the motor acts like its seized up, but the motor is the original motor to the fan by the looks of it.
Any information about this fan, including a source for a new switch assembly for the fan would be appreciated.

pictures of the unit in question posted below. 








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 Posted: Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 12:56 pm
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Levi Mevis
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No one on here has any information on this fan for me? 

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 Posted: Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 01:36 pm
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John McComas
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Hey, Levi, have you already searched for Homart?  There are 248 results for the search. 
Maybe you could find something out on your own???

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 Posted: Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 02:00 pm
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Levi Mevis
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Yes, But I was hoping some of the people on here who have worked on several of these already might of had a good spare switch assembly they could of sold me or something like that, plus most of the Homart Cooler Fans I've seen on here had rectangular badges mine has a circular shaped one, which I haven't seen before on here. 

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 Posted: Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 02:33 pm
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Thats a nice fan, i have one with the extra panel too, very clean but already sold to craig tayerle in florida awaiting a pickup. i dont have a switch ...one thing about that switch it has an internal locking mechanism that will not allow you to press a reverse position without hitting off first. so you cannot switch from exhaust speeds to reverse speeds with out releasing the lock by pressing off... good feature, but makes switch harder to find 

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Levi Mevis
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Tom Zapf wrote: Thats a nice fan, i have one with the extra panel too, very clean but already sold to craig tayerle in florida awaiting a pickup. i dont have a switch ...one thing about that switch it has an internal locking mechanism that will not allow you to press a reverse position without hitting off first. so you cannot switch from exhaust speeds to reverse speeds with out releasing the lock by pressing off... good feature, but makes switch harder to find 
Yes, I just tried searching eBay for a switch like what I need and all I could find were switches for the old Osterizer blenders from the 70s and 80s (which were made by the same company that made the switch on my fan, Ark-les).

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 Posted: Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 03:48 pm
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Richard Daugird
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I used hamertone paint on mine. Was pretty rough when I got it.












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 Posted: Tue Oct 22nd, 2019 05:30 pm
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Andrew Block
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Richard, was that the one you got from me? Great job, nonetheless!

Levi, I don't think you're going to find that switch easily, I've seen these with replacement toggle switches drilled out.

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I got one from you and another locally, can't remember which was which.







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