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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 03:23 pm
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David Allen
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Have any of you guys seen this brand before?  I found these on a Craigslist ad. They are too far away for me to go see in person, as well as I am at work now and can't do anything other than look at pictures and wish! :)

The full text of the Craigslist ad is below, so that the details are preserved once the ad expires.



2 Large cast iron ventilation fans. 4 feet in diameter. Sturlevani brand. Came out of the old Rivoli Theater in Chicopee. $250 each or best offer. We can load onto your truck or trailer

Original link: https://westernmass.craigslist.org/mat/6027121486.html

No close-up of the dataplates unfortunately.


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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 03:35 pm
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It's Sturtevant.  There have been some posted here.  Here are some links

http://www.sturtevantfan.com/History.html
http://www.newsm.org/steam-engines/b-f-[highlight= rgb(255, 255, 136);]sturtevant-co.html

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22B.F.%20Sturtevant%20Company%22

I would take the ad copy with a grain of salt as to year.

  http://www.sturtivant.org.uk/bfsturtevant.html

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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 03:40 pm
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Tom Dreesen wrote: [size="4" abp="392"]It's Sturtevant.  There have been some posted here.  Here are some links[size="4" abp="393"]

http://www.sturtevantfan.com/History.htmlhttp://www.newsm.org/steam-engines/b-f-[highlight= rgb(255, 255, 136);]sturtevant-co.htmlhttp://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22B.F.%20Sturtevant%20Company%22I would take the ad copy with a grain of salt as to year.  http://www.sturtivant.org.uk/bfsturtevant.html

Excellent; thanks for the pointer to their site!

I had taken for granted the owner knew how to interpret that fancy logo font! :)

Still look like some very cool old cast iron industrial fans.


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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 07:57 pm
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Those have been for sale for months. He wants to much for them.

I spoke to the guy who runs the Sturtevant museum and he said those are 1920's propeller fans. They are very similar to the "disk fan" but have slightly curved blade to run only in exhaust mode.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 08:04 pm
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Andrew Block wrote: Those have been for sale for months. He wants to much for them.

I spoke to the guy who runs the Sturtevant museum and he said those are 1920's propeller fans. They are very similar to the "disk fan" but have slightly curved blade to run only in exhaust mode.

Hi Andrew!  Yep the price is not OK seeing how they aren't in working condition and have been so poorly cared for and carelessly stored.

My main reason for posting was to preserve the pictures here for when the ad is gone.  They look cool in that condition; however I would never want to allow mine to get that way.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 08:25 pm
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I conversed briefly with a member up there who was amenable to purchasing them but he'd have to store them outside under a tarp and then what? I don't know how I'd get them down here. They aren't exactly easy to transport.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 08:38 pm
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Andrew Block wrote: I conversed briefly with a member up there who was amenable to purchasing them but he'd have to store them outside under a tarp and then what? I don't know how I'd get them down here. They aren't exactly easy to transport.
Yep that would require a trailer trip to haul them.

Would make an awesome shop fan.....

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Just a heads-up for those future readers who stumble across this thread... The story for these fans continues here: http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/49508.html

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 Posted: Wed Dec 6th, 2017 03:25 pm
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It's good that you saved them.

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