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 Posted: Thu Nov 30th, 2017 07:17 pm
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Kelly Carter
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Got this little guy working like a champ but  don't know who made it.  Combed google images and spent way too long on pintrest to no avail.  Had to paint blades due to severe corrosion but other than that it's original.  Does anybody here know the manufacturer and is it missing its cage badge?  Thanks for your help.


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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 12:06 am
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Stan Adams
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It’s a Star Rite by Fitzgerald 

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Luke Skelnik
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The blade is on backwards.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 04:36 am
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Mike Kearns
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1934 Star-Rite Fitzgerald Mfg. "Modernistic" Oscillator

Last edited on Fri Dec 1st, 2017 04:40 am by Mike Kearns

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Thank you all for info, especially blades backwards! Can't tell from pic if it had cage badge, gotta think it did as there's no other mfr markings on fan.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 08:55 am
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Charlie Forster
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Yes it had a badge.  they were square and only had a couple of  fingers in the back to hold them on.
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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 05:49 pm
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Mike Kearns
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Badge detail:

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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 07:14 pm
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Craig Robbins
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Mike Kearns wrote: Badge detail:

From this picture it looks like the blade is on correctly. 

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Richard Daugird
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Pretty neat old fan. Still had the Benjamin attatchment in '34, was that common?

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Levi Mevis
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Yes, I believe so, as it wasn't until the 1940s or 1950s that they started using wall outlets more in homes and businesses rather than light fixtures, one could get a standard 2 prong wall outlet style plug as an option in the 1930s but most people only had the ability to use the light socket plugs at that time still, so it made sense to still offer that as an option back then.

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