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 Posted: Tue Mar 16th, 2010 01:50 am
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Ian Cher
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I got a bunch of fans today, 5 16" and 4 8-10" fans, all for $25 :). Only two of them actually spin up and work - the hunter and the westinghouse. The rest are going to need cords and other work.

If anyone has info on how to date these things, or a timeframe of when they were made, value,  or just any info at all on them, it would be greatly appreciated!

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Here we have a Knapp - Monarch KOLDAIR. It has a cast-iron base. Cat #  1-802. The one on the right is a Dominion, can't read the model number off it, also appears to have a cast iron base.


Here we have a Wizard Deluxe by Western Auto Supply. It says J-1527 and 55R below it. to its right is a very sad GE, that is quite bent up and has the cord cut. Its a Cat # FM1652. Haven't been able to find any information on it.


This is an Emerson Type 79648-AP-G, with a code of 31. This makes me believe it was made in 1951, correct? Its in generally good shape, not very much rust but very dirty and grimy. It does appear that the bottom 4-5 inches of the base sat in water for quite a while though. Speed coil and switch seem ok. I took the bottom off as you can see, and the capacitor has definitely seen better days, but my DMM says it actually checks out quite close to what it should be. I'll probably replace it anyways.


This singer is even worse then the GE. The cage itself isn't bad, but the cage supports are all bent up, and the blade has broken off the hub. I might be able to TIG weld it back on, but I don't have my hopes up. It is a Cat # G36-A


This is a Hunter/Robins & Myer CG16 1/2 - 3. This seems to have the original rubber cord with grounded 3 pin plug. This is the first fan I've ever seen with a grounded cord. I found one more on youtube, and it looked like it had the same cord as well. This is one out of two fans that powered right up and ran. Start up and top speed seem a little slow, so I'll probably be looking into a capacitor replacement and a full oiling.


This is a nice little Westinghouse, this the other fan that actually works. Makes a little noise, but probably just needs a good oiling. It is a cat # 10LA2, style # 1381875.


Sorry for the extra terrible picture. Anyways, this is a Graybar (that's been repainted, quite poorly as well. Cage is mostly straight, one small bend, and a cage support is missing the little L tab that holds the cage to the support. Its a Form # M 52898 Cat # 75G425, Spec #272299-1, Type AOU. So its definitely a re badged GE AOU. The oscillator seems shot as well, just seems to freewheel. Going to need new cord and headwires unfortunately. Haven't tested it yet.

So thats it, like I said earlier, if you have any info on these fans, it will be greatly appreciated!


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 Posted: Tue Mar 16th, 2010 02:41 am
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Austin B Ko
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All of the fans you picked up are from the 1940's-1950's era, except for the Graybar which is probably from the late 20's. Its a nice haul and they probably will look good after cleaning and restorations have been done to them.:cool:

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That Dominion in the first picture. It actually has the bullet! :shock:

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 Posted: Tue Mar 16th, 2010 04:31 am
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Is the bullet rare? Out of all the fans I got, the Dominion is in the best shape. Paint is almost flawless. Just not a very interesting fan however : - /


I'm really curious about the Graybar though, if anyone could help me date it, I'd certainly appreciate it.

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