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 Posted: Wed Jan 23rd, 2019 12:53 pm
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John Beard
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I picked this up a while back. I’m wondering if this is a rebadged late 1940’s - early 1950’s K & M. Any thoughts from the seasoned members? It is a nice little desk fan. I used it on my front porch throughout the summer. It runs really nicely for a cheap little fan. It’s funny that some of my most reliable daily runners are far from being the most valuable. 




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 Posted: Wed Jan 23rd, 2019 04:16 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Me too. I have an all black Signal Cool Spot I run in my room every night, all night, very slow on a Variac, barely warm to the touch.

John Beard wrote: It’s funny that some of my most reliable daily runners are far from being the most valuable. 

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2019 02:28 am
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David Northam
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I am not sure who made that fan. I know Signal made a lot of fans that were re-badged Kenmore for Sears, but not sure if yours is a Signal. It very well could be KM.

As far as age, I would place your fan closer to 1960-1962. I have a good friend who, like me, has loved fans since he was knee high to a grasshopper. He has a very similar (or maybe exact) Kenmore fan that he bought new in 1962 when he was 5 years old. He had save his pennies and his parents agreed to take him to Sears to buy a fan. Since then he has amassed many more fans and many more valuable fans, but has also held onto this childhood treasure.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2019 02:29 am
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Tom Morel
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That's a Bersted/McGraw Edison fan.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2019 02:37 am
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John Beard
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Thank you!

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2019 05:31 am
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Levi Mevis
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I was just going to say that the fan looked like a rebadged Zero fan from the 1950s, as I had Zero Fan that looked just like that that I had gotten from my church a couple of years ago and I ended up selling to my old boss when I worked at Goodwill.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2019 12:39 pm
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Bersted made fans for Kenmore, but Zero, Eskimo, Toastmaster, Coronado, Manning Bowman are just some of the names they came under...... That is definitely Bersted 

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