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This is a family photo from 1938. Wondering if someone can tell me more about this fan on top of the radio maybe?  (Sorry it is sideways, It wasn't that way when I loaded it...)  I am trying to recreate the photo. I think there is also a camera, a clock, and a snow globe.




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:thumbup  Zenith shutter dial...


Impressive radio!



Model 9-S-262

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Just a couple days' wages
back in 1937?   :wondering:

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It was 1938 and the radio was a brand new 1938 model. That is my mother in the photo. The photo was used in a newspaper ad. That side of the family seemed to have a lot of money. I sure wish I knew where it all went! I came up with the exact same radio which I need to restore, next step is the items on top..... The fan?

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It looks like it could be an Emerson Jr. but not sure.

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Levi Mevis wrote: It looks like it could be an Emerson Jr. but not sure.

Not an Emerson Jr.










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The blade looks a whole lot like a 4 blade Barber Colman, but the base and grill don’t match up to anything I’ve seen before. 

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I agree about the blade shape.  I can't even tell how many blades it actually has....

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  Diehl airmaster ??

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I thought this but cage is different

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Looks like a Polar Cub to me. Circa 1936/1937







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I think Geoff nailed it, those blades look like a Diehl Air Master.

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Looks like the 10". Hope this helps. Good luck on your search



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I think Mike is on it. Polar cub!I found another photo that either matches better, or shows a better view. 
I will get that photo a better look or post it this evening. 
Thanks! Now who has one cheap?lol

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Polar Cubs despite them being dime store fans aren't incredibly common anymore so they aren't going to be easy to locate, although the good news is that its not incredibly valuable because of it being a dime store fan so if you do run into one, it can be had for less than $50.

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Jim Nester wrote: ...the items on top...

So, what are the

other items?   :wondering:






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Thought the domed item
might be a "Triometer,"


combo baro-, thermo-,


hygro- meter?




Howard Miller designed...  :thumbup

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Maybe not?   :wondering:

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Rotary switch on the base?

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Wow. I thought snow globe, but maybe you are on to something with the triometer. Was that around in 1938?

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Who made the Polar Cub?

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The polar cubs were made by Gilbert, the same company who made the Erector Sets.


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