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 Posted: Wed Jan 18th, 2017 01:01 am
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Steve Bolin
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WTB menominee bank teller fan. If you have one your thinking you may want to unload shoot me a pm.

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You must be looking for a Menominee TABLE FAN.  This one is from 1915.   I wonder if bank tellers ever bought these table fans.

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Patent for Menominee Table Fan.

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It would interesting to know if they did. I have always loved there design

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Maybe you want a "Horizontal" Menominee TABLE FAN for table and restaurant use. :D

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:thumbup   Horizontal fan.  :thumbup

But now the table top is vertical!  :pissed

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One of the first fans I purchased was a Signal but made in Menominee MI? paid 15 or 25  bucks for it at a flea market in Ohio.

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Wow wish I could find a deal like that

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Found one guys thanks for the help

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You guys gotta stop adding fans to my list!  How rare are these?  

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Ron Hall wrote: One of the first fans I purchased was a Signal but made in Menominee MI?


Merchandising Week - Volume 39 - Page 127




1928 - ‎Snippet view - The Signal Electric Manufacturing Company, Menominee, Mich., announces the addition of two new numbers to its fan line for 1928, — the "Signal Cool Spot" and the "Signal" table fan.

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Menominee tab foot table fan introduced 1912.

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Menominee table fan with transition cone base ..1914.

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Menominee table fan with patented new design with cone base........introduced 14?-15-17(for sure). Offered in in white with nickel trimming and black and brass.

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Old man Tideman(Henry) came back for Signal in 27 to take over as head engineer and plant superintendent replacing his deceased son's shoes. Henry brought back the table fan in the 1928 fan motor line for its last run.

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Thank you for the info.

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Bump looking for another teller fan wife like hers now I need one too

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Ron Hall wrote:

One of the first fans I purchased was a Signal but made in Menominee MI? paid 15 or 25  bucks for it at a flea market in Ohio.


Hey Ron,Nice Signal teller fan,I have the same fan in about the same shape as yours.Nice fans not easily found.Got mine many many years ago too,runs great both speeds.Congrats...:cool:


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These are not "teller fans", they are, as the maker says, "Table Fans".   Let's try to keep history in the correct context.

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IF THIS FAN INTERESTS YOU PLEASE EMAIL DIRECT TO GESWHOSBAC@AOL.COM.  COPY AND PASTE IT IS BEST LOL.  SAVORY AVIATOR BANKERS FAN





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Alan, is that your fan or someone else's?

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ITS MINE, I COULDNT HARDLY OFFER IT FOR SALE OTHERWISE

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I think we can agree the Teller fans were never made for bank tellers, if sold as such. But we also can't just call them table fans. When untroduced, they were advertised as table fans. But I'd be willing to say that all Menominees were introduced at table fans. Maybe Vertical Axis?

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Steve Cunningham wrote: ...But we also can't just call them table fans. When untroduced, they were advertised as table fans. ?
I refer to the table fans just as the makers did; "table fan".  Why try to change history, add confusion, and make up new names?

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Every one knows what you mean by teller fan... nothing confusing at all... It simply lets even the casual collector know what you are referring too... should we quit calling a kidney fan a kidney? Emerson fan a lever oscillator? A c-frame a c-frame? They are afterall just table fans... i think not... No sense in making this more confusing than what it is... 
Geo...

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By calling these fans "bankers' fans or tellers' fans" it gives people the idea that they were made for that purpose which is not the case.  Calling a GE kidney by that name will not give people the idea that the fans were made to cure kidney disease for instance.  I have no problems with nicknames but, in the table fan case, the change in what they are called gives the wrong information as to what they were primarily made or used for.

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Steve Stephens wrote: By calling these fans "bankers' fans or tellers' fans" it gives people the idea that they were made for that purpose which is not the case.  Calling a GE kidney by that name will not give people the idea that the fans were made to cure kidney disease for instance.  I have no problems with nicknames but, in the table fan case, the change in what they are called gives the wrong information as to what they were primarily made or used for.

It is a Nick name for that style of fan... Calling it any thing other than a tellers fan will not tell you the style it is... saying it is a table fan is misleading in itself... Nothing wrong with Nick names if it describes what style it is... U R overthinking this Steve...
If the guy just said I want a menominee table fan... What will the next question be?

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George Durbin wrote:
If the guy just said I want a menominee table fan... What will the next question be?
 How much can you afford to pay?

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Not to get in the middle of the fray, but I tend to refer to all these fans that are meant to not disturb papers on a desk " teller fans" whether right or wrong. 

Menominee, Kisco, Electro Dental, Savory: To me, if they have a blade that spreads air in a radius around the fan instead of in one direction like a small hassock fan, they're teller fans. 


So, what makes a fan a hassock fan, or is it maybe a floor fan, or is it a floor circulator ? And what's a big hassock fan? Is it a table fan, or just a hassock fan. Confusing huh? 


Or, the Victor "Funeral fan" . If you say that to most members, they immediately know what we're referring to. But truly it's a "luminaire" it was never marketed as a funeral fan, but that's the nickname it has. 

 
The problem is that as the era of fans progressed, the manufacturers tried to use creative names for their fans in advertising to give them more appeal to the masses.  


I don't think this is much of a big deal. There's always going to be some level of confusion. . But maybe I'm missing something. We sound like a bunch of wine snobs arguing over tasting notes. Lol. 

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Steve Stephens wrote: George Durbin wrote:
If the guy just said I want a menominee table fan... What will the next question be?
 How much can you afford to pay?

Hahahaha!  Ya got me on that one!!

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Back in the 1990's, someone at FanFair showed me an advertisement. It was an ad in American Funeral Director magazine. It was a full page, color ad. The ad was for the Luminaire fans. It showed one at each end of a casket. At that point we knew that the term "Funeral Home Fan" was accurate. A late member from Conneticutt, once got a list of funeral homes in his state. He sent a letter to all of them offering to buy these fans. He got a great response, and bought a lot of those fans.

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I wanted one of those fans also,however, I'm afraid to ask now

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