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 Posted: Mon Jan 8th, 2018 01:00 am
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Mike Kearns
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Saloniki-Greek Press -- August 07, 1929
The Progress of the Chicago Aero Fan Company
Last week we had the pleasure of visiting the factory of a Greek concern whose work was a little different from the usual restaurants and other Greek establishments.
In several Greek stores we had noticed fans shaped like airplanes and had remarked upon such a clever invention. We were told that a Greek had designed this plane and we were glad to hear that a Greek could have a share in such a large American concern.
When we were assured that the company originally was, and still is, Greek, our joy was unbounded. The leader of this establishment is none other than the well-known owner of the Rich Laundry Co., N. Kanellis, who employs Louis Nigoe (Hlian Nikan) as manager of the Chicago Aero Fan Co.
The entire personnel of machinists, office-workers, salesmen, etc., is Greek. This fan is the last word--it is entirely noiseless and takes the place of four ordinary fans. The factory works ceaselessly in order to satisfy the demand for these superior fans. Mr. Kanellis, Mr. Nikas, and 2every Greek person employed at the factory deserve great praise for this thriving and unusual business.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 8th, 2018 01:04 am
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1930 - Frank H. Gallagher got patents for his ceiling mounted airplane style circulators, with the backing of Greek Chicago speakeasy owner Nicholas ("Mr. Nikas") G. Kanellis (The patent office or patent attorney anglicized Kanellis' name).
















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1931 - 





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1931 - Gallagher's bankroll get's raided....

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1931 - ...and then run out of town.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 8th, 2018 02:52 am
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Production seems to have ceased at this point.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 8th, 2018 02:53 am
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If anyone has further information or images on this maker, I'd love to add them to the thread.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 13th, 2019 08:35 am
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There are actually two more Chicago Aero-Fan makers!

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 Posted: Sun Sep 15th, 2019 12:11 am
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Mike, I sent you a PM. thanks, Dennis

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Industry Week - Volume 84 - Page 1648
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1929 - ‎Snippet view
Found inside - Page 1648
CHICAGO-Chicago Aero Fan Co., 118 North LaSalle street, suite 205, has been incorporated with $30,000 capital to manufacture and sell aeroplane fans

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Manufacturers News - Volume 34 - Page 72
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1928 - ‎Snippet view
Found inside - Page 72
 Chicago Aero Fan Company, 28 N. Clinton St., Chicago; $10,000. N. G. Canellis, S. Matul, Lawrence J. Buckley, Frank H. Gallagher

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 Posted: Sun Sep 15th, 2019 01:09 am
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Mike Kearns wrote: There are actually two more Chicago Aero-Fan makers!
Curious as to the other two facilities. Keep us posted.

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