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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2018 09:52 pm
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John Wojenik
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Hello, I'm posting about this fan i recently picked up from the basement of the old barber shop that's closing its doors for good. The tag reads Wahl like the same Wahl that makes barber supplies and the motor is an ac g.e. motor. The fan has a nice cast base and a pretty cool looking switch. Anybody familiar with this type I would love to know more there's not much info on others like it. Thanks for looking.










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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2018 10:12 pm
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Thomas Peters
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I have never seen or heard of Wahl in the fan business. Most likely a rebrand.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2018 12:03 am
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Lane Shirey
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That's a D.C. Motor if I read the tag correctly. - don't apply AC household power! 

Edit- looked at the picture of the actual motor which reads AC. Hmmm. Odd the fan badge would say D.C. with an AC motor on it. It's likely that it's not the original motor. 

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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2018 12:39 am
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The blade kinda reminds me of a Roto Beam. 

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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2018 01:24 am
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Vic Valencheck
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It does show AC motor but it looks like it has a brush cap on the side. Remove that cap and see if there is a brush in there. What does the name plate at the top say? Cool looking blades.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2018 01:37 am
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John Wojenik
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Yes, possibly. The tag does read g.e. model 1000

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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2018 05:39 am
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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2018 02:02 pm
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It does look similar. It's a mystery!

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 Posted: Thu Mar 8th, 2018 05:14 pm
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Michael Heffernan
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Looks like someone put a GE fan head on a pedestal for some Wahl equipment. The tag on the pole reads DC .9 amps. The motor is AC 2.1 amps. Note also the pole tag reads Wahl Beauty equipment

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2018 11:03 pm
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Yes but the pole has what appears to be an original power switch on it so more than likely it was always a pedestal fan just the motor was probably switched out at some point in time, possibly when the building it was used in switched to AC Power from DC Power. 
And the Wahl Beauty Products company which is still in business to this day has been known to have stuff rebadged for them by other companies all the time, things such as trimmers, razors, etc. 

More than likely it was a fan that was meant to be used in a barbershop, which is why it has the Wahl name on it, plus the Wahl company has been around since the late 1800s so I wouldn't put it past them to rebadge fans for barbershops and beauty salons, which would of been their biggest customers.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2018 11:31 pm
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neat fan!! clean it up & enjoy. My guess is Wahl commissioned a fan much like sears did & this is aht they came up with. Offer it to their customers with their name on it. GE made motors for everything!! Lawrence If you were in Kansas I'd like to check it out!!

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2018 11:49 pm
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I tend to agree that pole was something else & a fan was added to it. That switch is often seen on a dryer & there is a major discrepancy in the pole tag & the motor tag. Still a neat fan! That motor rated at 2100 RPM should make those blades sing!

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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2018 01:25 am
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Close up of Motor Tag

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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2018 01:31 am
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Close up of ped. tag.

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