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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 02:02 am
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Jenny Young
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Hi, I am new to this site and to "posting to forums". So if I get it wrong, I apologize. I had collected several old fans for decoration purposes only but have gotten rid of most of them. I have a GE model 272810 left and was wondering how old it might be. I tried googling it and can't find any helpful information.Thanks in advance. 

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 02:33 am
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Lane Shirey
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Pictures would help us to date it. 

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 04:56 am
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Oops!  Don't know why this second picture turned sideways. 

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 05:55 pm
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Levi Mevis
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I believe thats a GE Standard and its a first generation model from the 1930s. there were a few different models from this line of GEs that were introduced around this time, there was the Standard, the Quiet Blade, and then the Vortalex, the Standard being the lowest end model, and the Quiet Blade being the midline model and the Vortalex being the top of the line model.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 06:20 pm
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Richard Daugird
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I couldn't find that number in the "Standard, Queit Fan, Vortalex" list:http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/51217.html

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 06:21 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Tried to post that as a link, you'll have to copy and paste it.


http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/51217.html

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Levi Mevis
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Richard, I think the number she posted was more than likely a serial number and not a model number, which is why you can't find her fan in the list.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 08:31 pm
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Richard Daugird
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That makes sense. I had a very similar fan, was a 49x--- don't remember, I gave it to one of my friends. Seems I discovered it was from the 40s. 

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 08:36 pm
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Yes, the early Standard, Quiet Blade, and Vortalexes had a 49X*** number for the model number from 1938 when they were first introduced until about 1948 when they changed the model number to the 12FV**** model number designation.
Her fan has the 3X3 cage which I believe preceeded the 5X3 cage meaning it was the first style.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 12th, 2018 08:39 pm
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Richard Daugird
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We hung it on the wall in my buddies shop, I visit it weekly...nothing fancy but a great garage/shop fan.

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