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 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 12:06 am
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Scott Stimpfle
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I've use this website for research on all my fans with tremendous results, and have attempted to do so once again with my resent purchase. This time however I've run into a  dead end. I've seen some that are close in the gallery, but no match. It's distinguishing feature is it's Bakelite base. Can I please have some help with identifying this. Thanks   










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 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 12:16 am
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Jeff Rusnak
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Hi Scott,Your fan is what Westinghouse referred to as the Frostaire. Westinghouse advertised the fan as an economical entry level low priced fan The was affordable for The home.Single speed,oscillating,lightweight,and stylish.Id date the fan from around 1938 thru 1940.Hope this helps !! 
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 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 11:11 am
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Scott Stimpfle
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Thanks Jeff, i was surprised when i researched the fan that I was unable to find out much information on it. Also I didn’t think it was that old either, well it's now part of an ever going collection.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 17th, 2020 07:01 pm
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Mike Kearns
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1937 - The bases on these were made from a Westinghouse proprietary plastic they called "Moldarta".

1940 -

1939 -

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 Posted: Sat Jan 18th, 2020 03:06 pm
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Scott Stimpfle
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Cool, thanks very much Mike for the additional information, very interesting. A couple of observation, I didn't realize how old it was and posted my question on the wrong forum, thanks for seeking my question out. Once I found out the name of the fan from Jeff, I continued to research and continue to not be able to find out much about this fan. Perhaps this is because of its limited production run, not sure. Which brings me to another question, could one consider this a "rare" fan? Not that it really matters, just curious.  

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 Posted: Sat Jan 18th, 2020 09:17 pm
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Jeff Rusnak
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Hi Scott,

Glad to have been of some help with dating and info on your fan.But Mike hit it on the head helping out with his catalogue info nailing down the info.As for RARE !! No I don’t think it’s a RARE fan just a stylish collectible mid to late 30’s fan.I have one but not with the Micarta/Bakelite base,I think that type base is Cool just a bit difficult to find one without a damaged base...

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 Posted: Tue Jan 21st, 2020 10:35 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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I always called mine a "Pacemaker"

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 Posted: Tue Jan 21st, 2020 10:36 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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This was listed as a Pacemaker Jr

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 Posted: Wed Jan 22nd, 2020 01:30 am
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Jeff Rusnak
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Steven P Dempsey wrote: This was listed as a Pacemaker Jr


Those Westinghouse Frost Aire fans were never listed as a Pacemaker as far as I can tell,but they are very similar with the blades and badge pretty much being the only difference between the Pacemakers and Frost Aires.The Clippers were another name Westinghouse used on the same fans.I think the clippers were a one or two year run only !! Just my  pinion !! ...Jeff... :cool:


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 Posted: Wed Jan 22nd, 2020 01:35 am
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Steven P Dempsey
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This has a baklite base & steel blades

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 Posted: Wed Jan 22nd, 2020 01:43 am
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Steven P Dempsey
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Clay Boy -old school, I did this in college myself

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 Posted: Sat Feb 22nd, 2020 11:58 pm
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Scott Stimpfle
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Thanks Jeff, the fans appears to be at a time of transition for Westinghouse, i see slight design changes taking place moving forward. I like the fact the oscillating mechanism is internal in this fan, makes for a very streamline design. 

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 Posted: Sun Feb 23rd, 2020 01:10 am
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Jeff Rusnak
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Scott Stimpfle wrote: Thanks Jeff, the fans appears to be at a time of transition for Westinghouse, i see slight design changes taking place moving forward. I like the fact the oscillating mechanism is internal in this fan, makes for a very streamline design. 

Your quite welcome Scott,

Seems Westinghouse was changing their line of fans to what I call the Brown/ Bronze years about 1936 thru the early 1940’s Lots of interesting streamline Art Deco lines back then.The Vader’s were the favorites of mine !! 

Jeff...:cool:

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