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 Posted: Thu Dec 12th, 2019 02:57 pm
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Ajay Kumar
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Hi All            I bought this fan without knowing for what purpose its being used ? Its in very poor condition, When the dealer sent me the pic,  I booked it. Can any one please help me identify this fan ? On the label there is no makers name or mark.







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 Posted: Thu Dec 12th, 2019 05:42 pm
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Sean Campbell
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I’ve never seen a fan like that, but the tag looks a little like an AEG tag. German maybe? :wondering:

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 Posted: Fri Dec 13th, 2019 04:13 pm
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My first reaction was the same as yours; so I looked at the tag more closely to compare it with a known AEG tag from the 1920 or 30s.
They are nearly identical in lay out.

Ajay
If you play around with the contrast, filters and brightness of the tag image in photoshop, with the eye of faith you can read quite a bit of detail.
The tag interpretation below shows that the fan was called a JANUS 2.
So perhaps some research on AEG and Janus might give a lead to the fan identity?


Janus according to wikipedia was:


"In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings.He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past."


Cannot see if that would help much in researching the fan though.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 13th, 2019 05:00 pm
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Thanks Sean for your comment. Now Pete is also having the same opinion. Once I get the fan in my hand I will try to get a better pic of the label.
Sean Campbell wrote: I’ve never seen a fan like that, but the tag looks a little like an AEG tag. German maybe? :wondering:

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 Posted: Fri Dec 13th, 2019 05:05 pm
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Ajay Kumar
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Thanks Pete, Let me get the fan in my hand I will clean the label and try to get as much detail as possible and share here.
Pete Moulds wrote: Sean
My first reaction was the same as yours; so I looked at the tag more closely to compare it with a known AEG tag from the 1920 or 30s.
They are nearly identical in lay out.

Ajay
If you play around with the contrast, filters and brightness of the tag image in photoshop, with the eye of faith you can read quite a bit of detail.
The tag interpretation below shows that the fan was called a JANUS 2.
So perhaps some research on AEG and Janus might give a lead to the fan identity?


Janus according to wikipedia was:


"In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings.He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past."


Cannot see if that would help much in researching the fan though.


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 Posted: Fri Dec 13th, 2019 06:42 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Be careful cleaning the tag, don't remove the ink.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 14th, 2019 12:45 am
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I believe is an AEG as well.


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 Posted: Sat Dec 14th, 2019 01:22 am
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there's a good possibility that it is a humidor humidifier used where they sell tobacco products..

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 Posted: Sat Dec 14th, 2019 05:15 pm
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Thanks for the pic Alberto
Al Noti wrote: I believe is an AEG as well.



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 Posted: Sat Dec 14th, 2019 05:17 pm
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You may be right David. thank you.
David A Cherry wrote: there's a good possibility that it is a humidor humidifier used where they sell tobacco products..

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 Posted: Sun Dec 15th, 2019 09:16 pm
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Geoff Dunaway
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 With a large dish filled with fruit etc...resting on those 4 legs it would act as a vertical axis fan for the dinner table maybe ? great project there.

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