AFCA Forums Home
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Pre-1950 (Antique) > 1940's US Navy Bulkhead mounted fan made by Sutton Mfg

 Moderated by: Steve Cunningham, Stan Adams, Rod Rogers
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
1940's US Navy Bulkhead mounted fan made by Sutton Mfg  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sun Aug 2nd, 2020 03:51 am
  PMQuoteReply
1st Post
James Hunt
Guest
 

Joined: Sat Aug 1st, 2020
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Hi all! Long time lover of vintage fans, now with a garage / mancave, I have someplace to keep them. I found this fan at a Boston area estate sale. The woman said her father took it off a WWII era destroyer during a refit. I've never seen one like it. The ID plate says it's a 6FC-110 Cabin Fan made by Sutton Mfg. The bracket and frame appear to be heavy duty cast aluminum and it's powered by a Dayton 5k-050 3000 RPM motor. It works and it is STRONG! Just a really cool piece, but I can't find any reference to it online.
Has anyone else ever seen one? Especially if you were in the Navy.

Thanks in advance!

Jim







Attached Image (viewed 146 times):

20200801_232817.jpg

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

 Posted: Sun Aug 2nd, 2020 03:54 am
  PMQuoteReply
2nd Post
James Hunt
Guest
 

Joined: Sat Aug 1st, 2020
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
Sorry for some of the pictures being upside down, I couldn't find any way to rotate them.

Jim

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Aug 2nd, 2020 03:00 pm
  PMQuoteReply
3rd Post
Geoff Dunaway
AFCA Member


Joined: Fri Dec 23rd, 2005
Location:  
Status: 
Offline
 Intriguing. :shock:  Mounting block looks like a design borrowed from the Diehl Rail car wall mount fans from 25 years earlier. The color combination, the grille in front of the blades , and the yoke suspension of the motor look strikingly like forerunners in design , of the Vornado fan manufactured by company of the same name , founded after WW2 in Wichita KS by O.A. Sutton.We have several keen historians in the club & hopefully they can chime in as to whether a connection  between this fan and the Vornado legend in Wichita is history or just my imagination. Great piece of history regardless ,  and I've never seen one of those in 50 years of chasing fans. :up:

Back To Top PMQuoteReply  

Current time is 03:24 am  
AFCA Forums > Antique Fan Collectors Association > Pre-1950 (Antique) > 1940's US Navy Bulkhead mounted fan made by Sutton Mfg Top



Beige Theme By: Di @ UltraBB
UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 1.7639 seconds (93% database + 7% PHP). 30 queries executed.