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 Posted: Sun Jan 19th, 2020 02:54 am
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Henry Harrison
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I bought this box fan at a garage sale about a year ago for $3 ive done a bit of research but ive never been able to find the model number for this fan. 

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 Posted: Tue Jan 21st, 2020 12:36 pm
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Tom Zapf
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That is a late 50s model and i might have a flyer. i will check and see what i can find 

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by the way you did really well at $3, many of those fans with that grille dont have the venturi inside the house, just a "box" frame ...it appears yours also is reversible with pushbuttons and thermo on top is there a light? 

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Mine does not have a light and yes it is reversible 

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The push buttons  

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 Posted: Wed Jan 22nd, 2020 02:13 pm
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ok, according to my pamphlet if yours is pushbutton reversible with thermo 20" , it is an RTP20, the cfm is listed as 4000 high, 3630 med, 2770 low...MSRP $69.95
NOW this fan also came in a 22" blade version (I have never seen one) for $79.95 RTP22

There was a 3 speed manual reverse version, they all came with a Window Mount panel

you see lots of them on ebay without the venturi inside the housing, very few with... great find! figure somewhere around 1960 for date 



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Its the 22 inch blade version as you can see with the catalog number near the thermostat dial 

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 Posted: Wed Jan 22nd, 2020 10:58 pm
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that is the model number, very rare and neat. you did very well. 

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Thank you but sadly it has a problem the buttons dont work like they should so it takes a considerable amount of force to get it to switch speeds and on that same note the medium and high buttons dont like to work at all 

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drizzle a little bit of wd40 or light oil down them and let it sit for a dy or two and keep playing with it...where are you located? 

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I live at the bottom of Wisconsin near the Illinois border 

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MAYBE IF YOU CONTACT RAY HANE HE CAN HELP YOU HE IS IN PALATINE ILLINOIS 

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$69.95 in 1960? That's like $600 today! Was that considered a high-end fan back then?

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Henry Harrison wrote: I bought this box fan at a garage sale about a year ago for $3 ive done a bit of research but ive never been able to find the model number for this fan. 

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Richard Daugird wrote: $69.95 in 1960? That's like $600 today! Was that considered a high-end fan back then?mine would have been $79.95 as i have the 22 inch version and that comes out to $699.86 in todays money 

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YES THIS WAS A HIGH END FAN. REVERSIBLE, TOP LINE GRILLE, VENTURI INSIDE THE HOUSING, PUSHBUTTONS AND THERMOSTAT PLUS WINDOW PANEL.... YES HIGH  END 

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