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 Posted: Sun May 7th, 2017 06:31 pm
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Cole Day
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I don't know much about Marvin fans and never owned one. I don't recall seeing any around here. But I got back into fan collecting around 2007-08 and I seem to recall that Restoration Hardware had the Marvin screen with single fan on their website then. I forget what color it was. Am I imagining things or was that really the case?
I looked up the W.B. Marvin company and didn't find much but noticed some window screens that were branded W.B. Marvin Frost King. Is that who bought them out? I recall reading on here they went out of business some time around 2009.

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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 01:56 pm
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Tom Zapf
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Marvin fans were very common in my area and they go back to the late 50s. they were very common at hardware stores and such where there wasnt room  to sell large size box and window fans. Depressingly the company did go out of business and they still sell window screens and rain shields under another brand but did not go back into fans. Really a simple collection, two size blades 8 and 10". screen fans, single window fans and twin window fans was it.. the expirimented with a foldable floor and window fan  but not for long. original color was a two tone green and they sold under the Premier and Marvin names. they also sold under the sears name. tan, then Ivory beige was the next color series  which lasted to the 80s and they went back to the two tone greens again. They are great fans, well made light and last forever with minimal care. I have singles in 8 and 10 and twins in 8 and 10 sizes as well. 

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 Posted: Wed May 10th, 2017 01:33 am
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Juan Varleta
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Yeah, I'd forgotten about it but I do remember Restoration Hardware selling a differently painted version of the Marvin twin fan for something in the neighborhood of 69 or 79 dollars - maybe 10 years ago. I seem to recall it was part of a group of summer-themed products they were promoting at the time. I also remember the write up making feel that you had to have THIS ONE...even though you could still easily find Marvins at a regular hardware store. Of course now Restoration Hardware doesn't sell much in the way of cool, unique and affordable hardware stuff; it's all fancy lighting and giant expensive furniture pieces.

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 Posted: Wed May 10th, 2017 02:47 pm
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Tom Zapf
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i always saw Marvins at Jay's Hardware and was fascinated. My first "new" fan was a single 8" window fan from S Klein discount store in NJ wish i kept it but you cant hang on to everything forever....i got a replacement on ebay a few years back 

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