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 Posted: Tue Mar 3rd, 2020 07:53 pm
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Adam Stoczkiewicz
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Hi All, Last Saturday I bought vintage Japanese electric fan on a flea market. I was searching through the internet and found no info about IT. However I found this forum. Maybe you could help and pro idÄ™ more info about manufacturer and the fan itself? I liked IT very much, IT is adorable. 
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 Posted: Wed Mar 4th, 2020 05:22 pm
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Levi Mevis
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I take it you are in Europe somewhere? If so you may not find much info about your fan here, as this website deals mainly in American fans with a few bits and pieces about foreign fans but not as much as there is about American fans, or American fans made for the foreign market. 
Your fan appears to be from the 1970s and possibly made by one of the good Japanese fan manufacturers like Panasonic or Sanyo and looks to be very well built, your fan is more than likely a rebadge from one of the aforementioned Japanese manufacturers. 

The dual purpose timer/speed control switch is rather unusual and isn't seen very often on Japanese fans made for the American market, especially not on table fans like this, its more common to see timers on window and box fans in America than it is to see them on table fans, which is why I say it was more than likely made for the European market rather than the American market and why a fan like that has never shown up here in America, unless it was brought here by its European owners.

I hope this helps.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 5th, 2020 02:22 pm
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James Pinette
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neat fan

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 Posted: Thu Mar 5th, 2020 03:22 pm
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Thank you for information, you are right about location. I am from Poland and bought the fan here. However I believe it was produced for local Japanese market, as it has Japanese plug. 

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 Posted: Thu Mar 5th, 2020 05:14 pm
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Adam Stoczkiewicz wrote: Thank you for information, you are right about location. I am from Poland and bought the fan here. However I believe it was produced for local Japanese market, as it has Japanese plug. Well actually Japan uses 110v household current like we do in North America and that fan is rated for 220v 50hz so it was definitely an export model for which ever Japanese company made it.
Fun fact: I had great-great-grandparents whose last name was Poland, but they weren't Polish as far as I know.

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