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 Posted: Tue May 29th, 2018 08:56 pm
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Duane Burright
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Those who know me know that I've had this fan for a while now. It's an uncommon 12" box fan with Signal's electrically reversible Stout-Heart motor, Breez-Diffuser grille and the Signal-stat Thermostatic Brain. I just love the way they marketed products in the 1950's! I've never seen a comparable fan with these features from any of Signal's competitors. This fan was made in 1955 according to the Serial number.

Anyway - here are some pictures. I'll get a video demonstration posted on YouTube soon as well.

The front with Breez-Diffuser -


The side -


The back -


The Signal badge, I like how the i is dotted with a lightning bolt -



The Comfort-Control Panel -


And the data tag-


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 Posted: Wed May 30th, 2018 03:12 am
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This fan shows up in the 1955 Signal Catalog -

http://www.fancollectors.org/Signal/Images/ads/1955%20Signal%20Electric%20Fan%20Catalog.pdf

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 Posted: Wed May 30th, 2018 06:42 pm
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Levi Mevis
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Duane, My church has that same exact fan in one of their upstairs interior windows complete with its original window mounting hardware. Its a very nice fan and the one my church has like this is grey and it still works on both speeds and in reverse and even the thermostat works on it yet.





sorry for the sideways pictures.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 1st, 2018 09:06 pm
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Duane Burright
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Levi, that is nice! Very rare to see one of these with the window panel.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 1st, 2018 09:33 pm
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Indeed,  I'm trying to see if I can buy it off my church, or at least for a donation to them.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 03:03 am
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Video of this fan is up!


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