View single post by Levi Mevis
 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 01:45 pm
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Levi Mevis

Joined: Tue Feb 24th, 2015
Location: Elkhart, Indiana USA
The Serial Number would be the number that's after the word "No." which is short for serial number.Also your fan isn't industrial, its a regular home use model, the only GE Vortalexes that were industrial models were the ones that were 20"+ in diameter, were stationary, and were on a pedestal base. 

A picture of your fan would help us figure out what year your fan is from as they made the Vortalexes from 1938 until about 1966 almost 30 years and they didn't change much during those almost 30 years of production except for the cage.
And you're right in saying the Vortalex fans aren't incredibly valuable but they are also incredibly good fans, they are good air movers and are extremely quiet and are considered the highest end fan that GE made at that time.

Now as far as redoing the fan goes try and stick with traditional colors as these fans don't look good "hotroded" so to speak.