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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2018 05:39 pm
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Peter Buffo
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Good morning fan Folk! Found this blue beast at local garage sale.... $3, 20 minutes and two cleaning wipes later and it runs beautifully!I disassembled it down to a point, put grease in gear box, but couldn’t tell where to add oil. It sounds “scratchy” during last few seconds of spin down. (15 seconds total)

Any information on this fan and maintenance tips are appreciated! When we’re these made? USA fan?

Happy fanning.
Cheers,
Peter







All cleaned! Except a few scuff marks on the blade, needing two zip-ties to hold the “still a bit funky” guard on and minor oxidation on the buttons plate..... it is darn near perfect 😎


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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2018 10:41 pm
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Levi Mevis
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Hello Peter, those fans are Permanently Lubricated so they aren't meant to be oiled, but yes they are American Made they are made by Lasko if I remember right just before they went out of business in the late 1990s.These were the last of decent American Made fans. Your Fan was from the early 1980s.

Hope that helps,

Levi

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Peter Buffo
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Thanks Levi!

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$3 is a steal. You can sort of oil them if you lay it back and fill the bearing cavity with oil. It is the small space where the shaft comes out with the rubber cover over it. I just fill that up with oil and turn the fan on sans blades and let it run. Do the same for the rear but from the oscillating gearbox. It isn't the best way but it's better than nothing.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 3rd, 2018 04:06 pm
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Peter Buffo
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Andrew Block wrote: $3 is a steal. You can sort of oil them if you lay it back and fill the bearing cavity with oil. It is the small space where the shaft comes out with the rubber cover over it. I just fill that up with oil and turn the fan on sans blades and let it run. Do the same for the rear but from the oscillating gearbox. It isn't the best way but it's better than nothing.Thanks Andrew! I agree that $3 is a great deal and after going through it, which was very simple, I’m extremely impressed by this fan. Not sure I’m going to grab every one I see, but I won’t be quick to pass on them in the future. I’ll try letting a few drops of oil soak in and see what happens.Cheers!
Peter

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 Posted: Tue Dec 4th, 2018 12:21 am
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Mark Allen
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Lasko didn't go out of business, they are still making fans.

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 Posted: Tue Dec 4th, 2018 12:34 am
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Levi Mevis
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Mark Allen wrote: Lasko didn't go out of business, they are still making fans.
Mark that may be so, but they aren't making them in America anymore, they are made in China now, and they aren't the same quality that they were 30+ years ago when they were still made in America.

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Greg Mahley
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I have a Galaxy fan just like that one. Mine was purchased new in 1978, it came from an Eckert Drug store.

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 Posted: Sun Dec 16th, 2018 11:13 pm
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Lane Shirey
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Lasko, the company, still exists in West Chester , PA,  only 15 miles from my house. But sadly, their factory now focuses on plumbing, bath and heaters. 

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