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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 05:04 pm
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Charles Tedrick
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Here is a Lakewood that is pre zip code, probably late 50s. I'm interested in the motor. It looks like the motor that was used in the later 60s box fans but I'm pretty sure this is the stock motor that came with this fan. Can someone share a little info on it please? Its not a valuable high end box fan but I am curious about the timeline on the motors.

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Here is the motor

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Here are the pushbuttons. Note the Chicago 7 address

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 05:06 pm
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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 07:51 pm
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CHARLES.  your fan dates too the late 50s very early 60s and the GE export motor is what was used. this is original.... nice find!

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Tom Zapf wrote: CHARLES.  your fan dates too the late 50s very early 60s and the GE export motor is what was used. this is original.... nice find!Thanks for the info Tom  :up:  :up:The 5 digit zip code was introduced July 1, 1963. While it's was not mandatory yet it's still a pretty good method to use when dating items marked without the 5 digit code.
I was mainly curious about that motor because I have had more than a few early Lakewood fans with much different motors. I do have to admit that the much different ones were usually the reversible type.

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This motor also came reversible, but commonly 2 speed and the dark gray versions were used in lakewoods and vernco fans in the late 50s that i recall, but also i had several lakewoods with Redmond motors with spring loaded oil caps that were 3 speed reverse and fit the same housing as the GE export motors (I 3 speed reverse i think they came later) 

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Here are a few pictures of a Penneys branded Lakewood pushbutton box fan. It's pretty clearly made in the same time period, BUT... It has a venturi and a Westinghouse motor. You'll get a better workout moving it around the house too. Oh, and that X frame is another difference

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 Posted: Thu Oct 12th, 2017 03:20 am
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The tags are nearly identical. Different model numbers, of course

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 Posted: Thu Oct 12th, 2017 03:22 am
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Here's where things get quite noticeably different and better.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 12th, 2017 05:18 pm
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DEFINITELY A WESTINGHOUSE MOTOR IN THAT LATER VERSION. 

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I've got an a Berns Air King Box Fan from the 1970s that has a Westinghouse motor in it, except on my fan its a permanently lubricated motor.

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