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 Posted: Thu Mar 25th, 2021 12:11 am
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Brian Willis
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Wanted to share my two Arvins with the group.  The box fan I got at a Salvation Army thrift store in 1994. I cleaned and oiled the motor and replaced the badly worn cord.  I have literally been using it every night ever since.  It is smooth and creates a great white noise. Every 6 mos or so I wipe it down and oil the motor.  This fan weighs about 30 pounds and is built like a tank.  The small heater I picked up recently.  Cleaned that one up and it works great. It even has the original cord!

I think the heater is from the mid 40s and the fan from mid 50s?

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 Posted: Thu Mar 25th, 2021 02:18 pm
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Tom Zapf
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I THINK I HAVE SEEN THAT HEATER IN ADS FROM 1949-51 ISH ..I HAD A SISTER ARVIN, THE  "COOL R HOT" FAN HEATER COMBO WITH TILT HEAD.
THE FAN I AM NOT SURE, IT LOOKS LIKE MID TO LATE 50'S IN STYLE 

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 Posted: Thu Mar 25th, 2021 08:32 pm
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Steve Sherwood
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Here is an Arvin heater that I own. Looks like it has never been used. 

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 Posted: Fri Mar 26th, 2021 04:57 am
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David Northam
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Hi Brian

Is the box fan a 16-inch or a 20-inch? I am familiar with another style of Arvin box fan that I believe is newer than yours. It's possible yours is as old as mid-1950's. The Arvin box fan I'm familiar with is unique because it's designed in such a way that the top is narrower than the bottom and therefore the sides are slightly tapered.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 28th, 2021 12:45 am
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Juan Varleta
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I don't think I've ever seen a more stylish box fan. Thanks for sharing.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 30th, 2021 08:47 pm
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Marce Clark
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That box fan is Awesome. I need to look out for one of those.

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