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 Posted: Sat May 23rd, 2020 09:04 pm
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Ray Fulks
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I trying to determine about what year this Westinghouse Mobilaire was made?



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 Posted: Sat May 23rd, 2020 10:32 pm
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Jeff Rusnak
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I’ve got the same fan !! I would date it around 1950 to 1954.Those have the round motors.The Hex motors came out around 1954/1955..Nice fan they run well and are Quiet and really move the air !! Congrats !! 

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 Posted: Sat May 23rd, 2020 10:55 pm
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i was thinking 50's...yes round motor...great fan...love it.  thanks for the info!

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 Posted: Sat May 23rd, 2020 11:02 pm
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i guess this is the original color?  

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 Posted: Sat May 23rd, 2020 11:16 pm
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Tony Clayton
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Yes sir original color.

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 Posted: Tue May 26th, 2020 01:15 am
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Levi Mevis
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I had a Job Coach once that had one of these fans that had the old 2 speed rotary switch (the same type of rotary switch like what the old 2 speed Westy LivelyAires had in them) and the fan had the wiring for being a 2 speed fan but would only work on one speed (the wiring had been altered so that it would only run on one speed) and when I tried rewiring it back up so that it would run on 2 speeds again the fan would still only run on 1 speed and that was it.
How exactly were these fans wired up to achieve 2 speeds? Were they like the old LivelyAires and had a resistor in the base for speed reduction or were the speeds wired into the motor like on your old box fans? if it was the former way would one need to source a new resistor and if it was the later would a new motor need to be sourced for the fan?

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 Posted: Tue May 26th, 2020 01:46 pm
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Greg Mangin
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I have one just like this. It has a large flat resistor and two speed switch. Operates on two speeds.

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 Posted: Wed May 27th, 2020 01:28 pm
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THE EARLIEST FANS WERE A BEIGE COLOR WITH NO BADGING, THEN IN THE EARLY 50S THE GRAYISH COLOR CAME OUT WITH SEVERAL BADGES, ROUND MOTOR. 1954 WAS A TRANSITION YEAR TO THE BLUE 3 WING MODELS AND THEN THE HEX SHAPED MOTOR. THEY ARE TRULY GREAT FANS AND THE 4 WINGS ARE MUCH QUIETER THAN THE 3 

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