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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 02:12 am
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Richard Littlepage
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I've seen quite a few Emerson fans but I've never seen an Emerson box fan here are some pictures can anyone give me any information on this thought it was neat so I get bought it

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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 02:13 am
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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 03:23 am
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Your fan appears to be mid 1950s vintage as it uses the older Emerson Pyramid Design on the badge that Emerson used from the 1940s until the 1960s, and the knob on your fan appears to be bakelite which was used during the 1950s. But other than that I can't really tell you a whole lot about the fan except that they're kind of scarce because Emerson didn't make or sell too many box fans, they mostly specialized in table fans (the oscilator and non-oscillator models), ceiling fans, and pedestal fans for home and industrial/commercial use. 

Hope this helps.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 03:50 am
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I really  appreciate the information yove provided. I was like :-0 when I seen it because I've never seen one. I'm no expert but. I just bought it today. So should I clean it up or leave it as is ?

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I would clean it up and lube up the motor with 3-in-1 in the blue can or Zoom! Spout Turbine Oil which either one would work and they are both available at your local Ace Hardware or Lowe's.
Some Members on here take and strip down to the bare metal and repaint the fans but I'm one that likes to keep the orginal finish, patina (rust) and all because that's part of the character of the fan and I like to keep things like this original, but that's just me. 

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 Posted: Sun Sep 24th, 2017 05:37 am
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Yeah true I like origanal aswell but some of my less valuable ones I like to restore. My father is a auto body man and has painted me some nice ones. 

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Emerson made a few variations of box fans. While Levi is correct that their focus was not box or window fans, they did make plenty of them. 

These brown/tan versions were 1950's. Later Emerson made box fans and window fans in a teal/green/blue color (depending on your interpretation of these colors). I believe they are the same color as the Emerson Seabreeze Roll-About fans.

The early Emerson box fans had a wood cabinet similar to Mathes Cooler.


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 Posted: Mon Sep 25th, 2017 02:37 am
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Thanks. 

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 Posted: Mon Sep 25th, 2017 05:56 pm
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YOUR FAN IS FROM THE MID 50S AND IT ALSO CAME IN A WINDOW FAN VERSION. THE FALCON BROWN & BEIGE COLOR SCHEME STARTED IN 1955 AND RAN TO AROUND 1957. THE WINDOW FAN VERSION CAME IN 16 AND 20"  IN GRAY STARTING IN 1953 AND THEN THE BOX FAN STYLE WAS STARTED ALONG WITH THE WINDOW FAN IN 1955. THE 4 WING 1953 20" WINDOW FAN BLADE WAS USED IN 1955 AND ALSO IN 1956 I BELIEVE AND THREE WING CAME IN 1957. I HAVE 2 OF THE 4 WING VERSIONS RIGHT NOW AND WINDOW PANELS WERE ALSO AVAILABLE. JEFF RUSNAK HAS A THIRD 4 WING BOX MODEL I HAD FOR A WHILE. THE 1958 YEAR SAW THE TEAL GREEN OR TWO TONE MINT AND TEAL GREEN 20" FANS AND THAT RAN UNTIL THE EARLY 60S, BUT THOSE FANS USED THE "FLAIR"  3 WING BLADE AND WERE QUITE DIFFERENT. THIS IS A GREAT FIND I AM GLAD YOU PICKED IT UP! 

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 Posted: Thu Sep 28th, 2017 06:38 pm
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Thanks for the info Tom

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 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 02:08 pm
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It's now posted in B,S,T for sale

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