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 Posted: Sun Jun 2nd, 2019 10:06 am
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Ben Hall
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Hi everyone,

This wall hanging fan was up for sale in my local area and I couldn't resist, something about it drew me in and I had to have it (I'm sure you all understand ):D

I'm going to strip it down, clean it up and use it on my desk where I can admire it.

The pictures aren't great but can anybody identify the make and model?
it was found in Victoria Australia, I suspect there was a decal on the front but it's missing now, can replacements be found?






Thanks for your help.

Regards,

Ben

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 Posted: Sun Jun 2nd, 2019 05:54 pm
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David Northam
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Hi Ben - welcome to our forum.

The motor and base of your fan are Westinghouse "lively air." However the cage and blade are not the blade and cage normally found on that fan, but that might be the Australian version.

My first reaction was to say you might have a "frankenfan" (a fan someone put together from parts of other fans). However, after re-reading your post, I realized this must just be the Australian version of the Westinghouse lively-air.

The Westinghouse lively-air fans that had the same motor and base as your fan were produced in the US in the late 1950's and into the early 1960's.


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 Posted: Mon Jun 3rd, 2019 12:40 am
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Looks like an Elcon, a Australian Westinghouse variant !! 

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 Posted: Mon Jun 3rd, 2019 10:39 am
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Ben Hall
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Thanks a lot David and Jeff,

A quick search revealed some similar examples.

I'm undecided with how far I'll go into a restoration and whether I paint it or leave the industrial looking hammer tone paint on it.

Whatever I do I'll put up some pics when I'm done,

Cheers

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 Posted: Thu Jun 6th, 2019 10:29 pm
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Richard Daugird
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I've had my hands on a couple of those. Those are difficult to take apart for paint. I'd just wax it and enjoy it. You might be surprised how well the paint shines up.

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