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 Posted: Sat May 16th, 2020 11:13 pm
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Steve Rockwell
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OK, I'll give this type of thread a shot...   First correct entry will be referred to George Durbin for slush fund disbursement...






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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2020 02:27 am
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Mathes ?

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The louvers and crown molding top
are reminiscent of old phonographs...

Victor?   Columbia?   Pathé?

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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2020 04:11 am
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Steve, what is the date of the images? 

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Steve Rockwell wrote: George Durbin...   ...slush fund...

Rocky in charge of the "slush" fund is
like a fox guarding the henhouse!


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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2020 10:22 am
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Steve Rockwell
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First hint: 30 Jan 1920.

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Diehl?

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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2020 01:20 pm
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Rick Powell wrote: Diehl?
Check out the CW(pitch)GE blade wings.  :D 

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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2020 01:58 pm
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:hammer:Think it’s dyslexia?
Russ Huber wrote: Rick Powell wrote: Diehl?
Check out the CW(pitch)GE blade wings.  :D 

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 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2020 01:15 am
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Second hint: Don't you think Russ might be on to something?

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Sprague ?

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 09:06 am
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I thought by 1920 Sprague had been fully absorbed by GE?

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Michael Rathberger wrote: I thought by 1920 Sprague had been fully absorbed by GE?
Sprague Electric Elevator merged with Interior Conduit(Johnson held stock with Sprague Elevator) to form the Sprague Electric Co. late 97. Sprague Electric Co. was purchased by the General Electric in 1902. Sprague Electric Co. merges with the General Electric June of 11 and then goes by the name Sprague Electric Works. 

1920 was the last year Sprague Electric Works marketed fan motors.

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Steve Rockwell wrote: First hint: 30 Jan 1920.
Russ Huber wrote: 1920 was the last year Sprague Electric Works marketed fan motors.

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Neat design, looks like a shrouded turbine.  Probably moves air pretty good.

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Frank McCormack wrote: Neat design, looks like a shrouded turbine.  Probably moves air pretty good.

Unless it was a prototype that never went to market, I get the distinct impression of a one season manufacture.










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Frank McCormack wrote: Neat design, looks like a shrouded turbine.  Probably moves air pretty good.

It's just a whimpy GE 8" GE blade spun by a whimpy GE DC or AC/DC motor. This desk fan would be considered "non-obtrusive" on the desk of some big shot.  :clap: :D

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