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 Posted: Mon May 20th, 2019 05:35 pm
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Sara Green
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Hi everyone  :clap:
I'm struggling to identify a fan and my scouring of google brought me here!
Seems like this forum is full of knowledgeable people so I wondered if it would be OK to post some pics to see if anyone can figure it out?

It doesn't appear to be very robust or made of brass at all, so doesn't seem to fit as an Emerson Trojan but the only thing i can make out on the centre badge looks like it says Trojan and possible Cicero at the bottom?
The only other identifying marks are the VP100 stamped into the inside of the cast base and the wording on the plug!

Hopefully one of you guys/girls will figure it out! I can't find anything similar online at all!

Many thanks

Sara
















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 Posted: Mon May 20th, 2019 05:36 pm
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Sara Green
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Oh and I probably should have said it's about 12" tall with an 8" blade!

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 Posted: Mon May 20th, 2019 07:10 pm
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Gunner Lake
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While I don't recognize the fan, it was likely originally labeled "Trojan". That said, it was not made by Emerson, nor related to them. It's a typical pre-war "dime-store" fan.

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 Posted: Mon May 20th, 2019 07:13 pm
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Andrew Block
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Farthest thing from a Emerson Trojan. It's a cheap, dime-store fan.

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 Posted: Mon May 20th, 2019 07:36 pm
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I believe that fan was made by a company called Vidrio.  Unfortunately, that's about all I can tell you.

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 Posted: Tue May 21st, 2019 03:26 am
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Sara Green
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Thanks for your help :)
Especially Robert, well done you really know your fans!

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 Posted: Tue May 21st, 2019 03:38 am
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Dear Sara, Here you go, about 1937, VP + Vidrio Products  Everything Vidrio --}                                 http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=52516&forum_id=1&jump_to=451188#p451188

Last edited on Tue May 21st, 2019 03:50 am by Mike Kearns

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 Posted: Fri May 24th, 2019 09:27 pm
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Sara Green
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Thanks Mike :) Very interesting! No wonder I had trouble finding another example of it.

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