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Richard Daugird
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I know there’s no love here for these but I just remembered I had one and it was handy to keep under my workbench. Funny thing is just last night I was working on a little Eskimo box fan, and noticed my Mathes Cooler had the same switch knob. Dug the Superfan out and lo and behold, same switch knob. Anyway, I’d like to service this weird fan and put it to use, but can’t figure out how to disassemble it. Anyone care to help me out?

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Richard Daugird wrote: I know there’s no love here for these but I just remembered I had one and it was handy to keep under my workbench. Funny thing is just last night I was working on a little Eskimo box fan, and noticed my Mathes Cooler had the same switch knob. Dug the Superfan out and lo and behold, same switch knob. Anyway, I’d like to service this weird fan and put it to use, but can’t figure out how to disassemble it. Anyone care to help me out?
No love?  Awe, please post a picture of this. I bet it'll get a little love!

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A lot of people think it’s ugly. But I’ve always kind of liked it. Funny contrast the vane oscillator in the background. About 1,000,000 miles difference between one or the other!

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I like it!  It is so different that you got to respect their idea making that.


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I love ornate cast iron and polished brass. I also like weird stuff. Call me goofy...

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that switch that you've seen on your eskimo fan, your Mathes Cooler, and superfan, was also used on a lot of other fans as well like the Westinghouse PowerAire fans from the 1940s and 50s, as well as some Emerson fans and some Hunter fans as well, and many others that I can't think of off the bat. It was made by a competitor company to Cutler and Hammer who made and patented a very similar switch to that switch, made by quite possibly Leviton or Levolier, but not sure as those switches don't have a name on them that I ever saw of when I had one apart.
Hope this helps Rich!

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Cutler and Hammer, I have heard that name.

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Yes, Cutler and Hammer is still around to this day, they still make electrical components like light switches breaker boxes, electrical boxes, etc.

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Levi Mevis wrote: Yes, Cutler and Hammer is still around to this day, they still make electrical components like light switches breaker boxes, electrical boxes, etc.
C&H ?   :wondering:


Aren't they into the


sugar biz, too?   :P





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Jim Kovar wrote: Levi Mevis wrote: Yes, Cutler and Hammer is still around to this day, they still make electrical components like light switches breaker boxes, electrical boxes, etc.
C&H ?   :wondering:


Aren't they into the


sugar biz, too?   :P






Are you maybe thinking of Arm & Hammer? which if so, it would be baking soda, not sugar.



Also Apparently Cutler-Hammer was bought out by their competitor company Eaton in the 1970s of which Eaton had been around just as long as Cutler-Hammer had been at that point in time so quite literally they were competitors and Eaton bought out their competitor in order to try and make the market less competitive for themselves.
Odd part is that Eaton still uses the Cutler-Hammer name on some of their products that they make such as switches and breakers and what not, its just not being made by Cutler-Hammer themselves anymore.

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Maybe not!   :hammer:




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California and Hawaiian Sugar Refining Company..., nothing to do with Cutler-Hammer.  :D  :up:

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Levi Mevis wrote: California and Hawaiian Sugar Refining Company..., nothing to do with Cutler-Hammer.  :D  :up:
Really?   :wondering:

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they just happen to use the same initials. 


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