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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2020 01:55 am
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David Northam
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Like most everyone, I've been working from home most days and have been "around the house" most evenings and weekends. I've cleaned out the basement and garage, organized all my tools and supplies and all my gardens and lawn are well-tended and all the spring planting is done. Now I'm moving on to some fan projects.

I purchased this fan from John Witt at FF last year (thanks John!). It needed some cosmetic work and the attached photos are the "reasonable" results from rattle cans. I assume this is the correct forum and this fan is from the early 1950's. Does anyone know the year(s) of this model Kisco?

I owned this same model fan when I was a kid. It was given to me by an elderly relative - and I don't even remember why. I know she lived in a big ole farm house and I was there one Saturday and she sent my father to the basement and we took home a Kisco hassock fan. I had never seen the fan before that day, so I'm not sure what motivated her to send it home with us. Dad cleaned it up and painted parts of it and I used it for 12+ years. When I was in college in 1985, my parents were moving out of state and we held a big yard sale before the move as many people do. I sold the fan at the yard sale. I still remember the young couple who bought it for $15. Fast forward 10-years or so and I joined the AFCA in 1995. I started thinking of my old Kisco and kinda regretted selling it. So I've been casually looking for one for years. 

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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2020 01:57 am
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David Northam
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I love the badge on these fans.

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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2020 03:40 am
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Levi Mevis
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I believe yours is actually 1940s vintage. I have one of these that's early 1950s vintage and it looks way different than yours does, mine I actually got from a fellow member here who also gave me a 1932 GE AOU, an old Emerson Seagull and an old Vornado table fan (which the vornado unfortunately had some issues that made it so I had to junk it out because one of the bearings fell apart on me when I was trying to take it apart to clean and oil the motor) and my Kisco Circul-Air needs a re-paint as well as the cabinet is extremely rusty and the original paint job is toast on it, and it also needs a new cord wired on.

Nice fan by the way and great story, I too was often times given things by people when they find something in their basement or attic that they know I would like (like old radios or fans or record players or old TVs etc.) and I would fix them up and either use them or sell them.

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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2020 04:48 pm
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Greg Mangin
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I repaired one of those nearly exactly like yours a month or so ago for a relative.  It came to me as a basket case in a box.  Nice hassock fan.  Nice work on yours!  Looks good!

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 Posted: Fri May 8th, 2020 06:49 pm
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Marce Clark
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It looks Awesome.

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