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 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2018 10:26 pm
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Charles Tedrick
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Here is what looks like a very early window fan. It had a unique ribbed type of front mesh grill that I cant remember seeing before. It also has a motor from a maker that I do not recall seeing either. Its probably a rebrand of a REX out of Cleveland from the 40s. Take a look at the pics and tell me what you think.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2018 10:27 pm
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 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2018 10:28 pm
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Here is the oddball manufacturer tag

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 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2018 10:31 pm
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It's a centrifugal start motor. It springs to life quick when you start it. Still strong 

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 Posted: Sun Jun 3rd, 2018 10:32 pm
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i know you once had an Armaid branded boxfan that was a rebadged Hunter Boxfan, not sure if that would be anything to go by but its worth looking into...

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2018 11:56 am
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Charles Tedrick wrote: Here is the oddball manufacturer tag
Hey Charles, I have that same motor in my early Homart window fan. The Sunlight Electric motor burned out on it in the 70s & my grandfather had this Jack & Heintz motor in his stash under the workbench. Yours is the only other one I have run across.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 4th, 2018 08:16 pm
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Stan Adams wrote: Charles Tedrick wrote: Here is the oddball manufacturer tag
Hey Charles, I have that same motor in my early Homart window fan. The Sunlight Electric motor burned out on it in the 70s & my grandfather had this Jack & Heintz motor in his stash under the workbench. Yours is the only other one I have run across.
This does look like its original to the fan. The motor had about the same dirt and grease on it as the rest of the fan. If it is a Rex then it's not much of a leap to think they sourced a local Cleveland company for the motor. Of course Delco and Sunlight were also not very far away either.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 9th, 2018 12:11 am
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Thats a Viking!

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 Posted: Sat Jun 9th, 2018 03:24 am
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Michael Mirin wrote: Thats a Viking!The blades on this one have 4 rivets, not 3. It's very similar to the Vikings blade but not exact. As we discussed on the phone, this may be a first year near prototype version 

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Mine does have very similar window mounts to the viking pictures above. Based on the similar blade style and the window mounts I'm leaning heavily towards it being a viking and not a rex  now  :light:

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 Posted: Sat Jun 9th, 2018 04:59 pm
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Courtesy of Mike Kearns

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i was going to say the reverse rotation and blade shape sure looked like a viking to me as well. I have never seen one of these in person ...but it does look good

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