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 Posted: Mon Jan 31st, 2011 07:53 pm
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Luke Skelnik
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Those things really need cleaned.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 1st, 2011 01:02 pm
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You got that right:up:

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 Posted: Thu Feb 3rd, 2011 06:11 pm
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I am in the process of restoring all the fans that I can around the house while I still can. Especially the Hunter. The Toastmaster has no reason to be restored because the frame is rusty and walbally, the motor burnt out, nob is missing, and I cut the cord when the motor went out. I am probely going to use this fan as a parts fan, considering that it has the same kind of handle as the Superelectric fans I own and one of them has a handle fixing to break. Or better yet, I might just keep it around as a collecter's fan. But if you look at the handle, it is the exact same type as the ones on the Superelectric fans. Only difference is the color. The Toastmaster's handle is a brighter color. I got some more pics I will post at a later time. One of them including a blue GE box fan from years ago that my grandpa got at an auction.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 4th, 2011 09:08 am
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Michael Mirin
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how about a few pics!:D

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 Posted: Fri Feb 4th, 2011 02:55 pm
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you guys are characters!. Mike must have been tired, Homart on the top, Air King on the botton facing away. The Gray Toastmaster at the end of the thread is from the late 80's as i had a new one in my office. fair at air movement. Be very careful with Superlectric fans in the window. I had one get wet-ish and it wasnt pretty. i believe somehow they were related to MCGraw Edison as their manufacturing address in Cape Girardeau  MO i believe wasnt that far from MCG in Boonville. Also the metal bladed superlectrics are cleary the toastmaster MCG blade with a shaved edge so they arent as round. I have a brown bodied box fan at church, round corners tan 5 wing blade and pushbuttons. it has a plastic motor and even oiled it still does not crank many rpms on high speed. i bought a new superlectric in the late 70's, avocado 2 speed with white blade and grilles and it was super-wimpy. i picked up one of the 2 tone blue ones (3 speed) at a yard sale and it too was wimpy. i had a blue one with white blades and that was the one that got wet. I see LOTS of cleaning due on those fans in these photos. The metal grilles are so much easier. they either clean up or get painted. the pastic grilles take a soaking in 409 or fantastik and then you have to use a toothbrush if you really want them the original color. the white ones yellow if you leave them in a sun facing window. The two tone blue superlectric with the plastic blade i think is the best looking. Have Fun with Them!

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 Posted: Tue Feb 15th, 2011 04:16 am
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Michael Mirin wrote: how about a few pics!:D
Give me about four days and I will have some before and after pics for you of this late 80's galaxy fan I am trying to restore for my mom. I already have the before pics. I just have to find the time to post them. The fan is one of the big virsions of one of plastic motor fans. I just got through fixing some of the wireing in it in an atempt to get it functioning on the low speed. That didn't work. Instead, it took some of the humming noise out of the motor.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 21st, 2011 12:03 am
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Rob Duffy wrote: Michael Mirin wrote: Can't sneek nothing past you:eyesTell me about it. :hammer:
:eyes:eyes:eyes:eyes:hammer::hammer::hammer::hammer:lolololololololol

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 Posted: Wed Jul 6th, 2011 09:06 pm
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Here is a late 1980's Galaxy Box Fan. I just resently restored this fan after it had resently locked up. Unfortinuatlly, the fan started to show signs of locking up again. So I just decided to oil it again. That worked and since then, it has an even better spin down time. Here is the fan after I restored it.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 7th, 2011 09:34 pm
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Nice job....I'm not super big on box fans, but there are some I'm pretty fond of. (Yes, even 80's-90's) I think my partiality can be attributed to growing up with them, especially at my grandparents house with no AC. Many nights I've slumbered under the soft breeze of a Lakewood.


If you haven't done this already, you might try taking the motor apart and do a cleaning/oiling. When you reassemble the motor, make sure the shaft is not seized. You can do this by tapping gently on the shaft with the blunt end of a screwdriver in up/down and side/side motions after all of your nuts and bolts are tight.


-Mr. T

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 Posted: Fri Jul 8th, 2011 12:05 am
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I've always hated box fans because of their noise and inefficiency. The earlier and more deluxe models, like a 5 blade Vornado, have a 3 amp motor, but create much less of a breeze than a 16" cap Emerson that uses <1 amp.

Air cavitation accounts for more than 50% loss on some box fan models, but all suffer from it.
Through my experiments with the wooden box fans, I learned that it is critical for the sides to be more than 75% open, although it is not possible because box fans sit on the floor.

Try this experiment:

Find a 12 or 16" fan of yours with a straight-sided cage and make a long strip of carboard or heavy paper that is the depth of the cage. Take that strip and wrap it around the inside of the cage and secure it with DUCT TAPE.

Turn the fan on. CAUTION! It may get messy...

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 Posted: Fri Jul 8th, 2011 02:13 am
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I have two Lasko model 6740 oscillating box fans that I'll be selling soon. Do you guys know a lot about these things?YouTube - ?lasko video??

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 Posted: Sat Jul 9th, 2011 03:11 pm
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Remove this post,Please!

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 Posted: Tue Sep 13th, 2011 01:42 pm
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Here is the before. Sorry it is so late, but I forgot to post it.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 13th, 2011 01:53 pm
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Just so you know, when I referbished it, I went ahead and oiled it with 3-in-1 SAE 20 motor oil. I put oil in both barrings. It worked for about a month, but locked up again. So I re-oiled it and It hasn't given me any problems since then. One thing I did when I referbished is was that I put a inch and a half piece of copper wire in the field coil because one of the wires fried apart. Unfortinuatly, that didn't take the hum out of the motor. It used to hum before I put the wire in and even after I put the wire in. The only thing the wire made it do was go faster, like a Super Galaxy or a Super Lasko. By the way, comming soon is a pic. of a Super Lasko that I picked up at an estate sale for only $3.00. when I got it, it was very dirty and needed to be cleaned. The motor didn't even need any oil. I will have a pic. of it for you when I get the chance. It may not look like a super lasko, but it acts like one because low acts like a high speed for a lasko. It also runs great without any problem.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 13th, 2011 01:59 pm
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I decided to go ahead and post a pic. of the lasko I was talking about earlier. This is actually a after shot. It actually cleaned up nicely. Here it is.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 13th, 2011 03:42 pm
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Heres my Lakewood Country Aire Model 65-K

It has the reversible motor with a thermo control. Everything still works nicely but it has some rust in the bottom.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 13th, 2011 03:44 pm
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Charles Tedrick
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I should also post my Lau 16" here for people to see.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 13th, 2011 05:20 pm
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Here is mine.:D It really moves some air!

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 Posted: Tue Sep 13th, 2011 11:01 pm
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And here's mine.........had two of them, but gave one to a friend.

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 Posted: Tue Sep 13th, 2011 11:31 pm
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Got the stand with yours cool!:dude:

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 Posted: Wed Sep 14th, 2011 02:31 am
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Actually, the stand is from a superlectric box fan........I put the Lasko on it to move it around a little bit easier. This fan literally weighs a ton!

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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2011 10:17 pm
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Heres a really nice Vornado Box fan. Its a 16" reversible with the thermostat and a little thermostat light. It even has rubber boots on the bottom.

Too bad the plastic grill is missing, but the rest of the fan is in great shape.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 2nd, 2011 10:19 pm
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And heres a Kenmore with a thermostat from 1959 I think according to the tag inside. This one works perfectly too and it has a perfect front plastic diffuser grill.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2012 03:49 pm
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I got a fan like this at an auction. In fact, I got 3 or 4 at the auction. When I get the time, I will post them for you. But for now, here is the first one I got at that auction. Check out the photo on another post.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2012 03:54 pm
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Here is that fan. It is not a box fan, but it is about the same size of 22 in. It is a green window fan that is 2 directional and 2 speed in each direction. Please note that I tried to lube the barings, but they are still locked up. Because of the age, I will not worry about it. Here it is. It's made by Hunter.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 12th, 2012 04:48 pm
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Never saw that one before.:wondering:

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Lasko fans with that blade would have had a badge in the center of the front guard.

 

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 Posted: Thu Oct 18th, 2012 02:13 pm
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a good quiet fan. i had one 20 years ago in the box and have a brown version. it also came in tan. same frame as the avocado models with the 7 wing blade... get it running, it is a good runner

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i have mine on window panels that are not original but the fan is a beut. be careful with that lightweight stand though. i had a heavy fan on one of the later stands and it went over. i have the simpler version 2 speed of this fan on the original roll stand and it is very heavyily made

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 Posted: Sun Oct 21st, 2012 12:38 am
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Here's a sweet little Kenmore I picked up today.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 21st, 2012 01:58 am
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nice:D!

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Here is a JC Penny box fan that I have and how you see it is how it was when I got it. Someone kept it up and it looks nice. Did not have to do anything to it.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 6th, 2014 08:34 pm
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It is clean!:D

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justin, how did you eer make out with this fan? some work on it with Dupont #7 car polish could fix that up. Did you get the bearings free? i know this is years ago, but something just popped the site up again

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Here is a better picture of the Lasko that I posted earlier and as you will notice, IT IS CLEAN!!!!!!! The Lakewood looks just the way I bought it at the flea market. I wish I had some pictures of how dirty this fan really was when I got it, but I did not think about it in tell I already had the fan clean.

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sorry justin ii was referring to the blue hunter 20" panel window fan... this lasko looks very nice! tom

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Rob Duffy wrote: Justin Brown wrote: Hears an Avagido Green Hunter Box Fan. The only major thing wrong with this fan is that the switch is broke. But it still runs.
I have something similar to this Hunter. Best plastic blade box fan there is. Beats Lakewood by far in air movement and noise pollution.
I agree. I have 2 of these and I love them both. One is a late 60's Mudvale/Hunter with 3 speeds both directions and thermostat. The other is a late 70's Mont Wards  with pastic grills front and back and 3 speeds 1 direction. Very light weight, but the Mudvale is heavy with back metal frame and front control panel down the side. They both have venturi rings and push good air, and low is almost totally silent in operation on both fans.

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