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 Posted: Fri Nov 8th, 2019 01:38 pm
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Alex Rushing

Joined: Thu Dec 14th, 2006
Location: Montgomery, Alabama USA
Russ Huber wrote: Diehl was a world of cast iron DC desk fans until they followed suit with Westinghouse in 13 placing a full line of "pressed steel" component desk fans. They must of maintained their cast iron standards as well with rail and ship fans. With the start of the war Diehl must of been financially strapped as by 16 the use of pot metal on their fan motor line became more prominent. They became a division of Singer in 18 as mention above and in past.  21 was an economic slump. I see the spoke guard for sure in 22 with the funky badge either Diehl or Singer. By 24-25 Diehl had the pressed brass medallion badge. 

It appears Diehl's first in home factory made AC fan motor was 13. There is a ton of details on Diehl. 
Thank you very much for the excellent information, Russ! :)
It is cool they kept the cast iron usage for their mid-tier fans into the 20s. This 1901 is built like a brick crap house. The cage is one of the few I feel ok picking the fan up from.

I had been apprehensive about having purchased the fan, but with y'all's generous information, I feel like a part of fan history has been saved from possible oblivion (like making it into a silly lamp). The dust proof case is certainly a great feature as well. :)

Oh....and yeah....MY FIRST DIEHL FAN!  :clap:

Last edited on Fri Nov 8th, 2019 01:38 pm by Alex Rushing