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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2020 03:14 am
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Harri Conde
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Hi all
Firstly, forgive my intrusion into your community. 

I'm in the UK and my dad found the below fan in a local's skip for disposal.

He's got the fan running again, so the motor seems fine.

Apologies for bad pictures, I'm hoping to get him some information without him having to send any further pictures unless required, as a sort of "treat" (if it's good news).

Can anyone help me determine a rough year, vintage/antique, even model details?

It has a UK plug so likely sold here, unless someone rewired it when they arrived or after ordering it.

Thank you

Harri










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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2020 10:05 am
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James Pinette
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very cool fan harri

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 Posted: Thu Aug 27th, 2020 10:26 am
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Harri Conde
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Cheers!

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 Posted: Fri Aug 28th, 2020 07:39 pm
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That fan is probably 1960's or 1970's. It was probably manufactured for and sold in the UK. Mitsubishi fans (and that name in general) was not common here in the US at that time. That name became more common here in the 1980's with their cars and then other appliances such as TVs. The Mitsubishi "mini-split AC systems" are popular here now.

Your fan looks nice and can probably be cleaned up to look very nice! Unfortunately, I don't have any other information about it - but maybe others will post something.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 28th, 2020 07:49 pm
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Really appreciate this information, such as it is, thank you

Ps. Sorry about huge font, I'm on my mobile so think I have a limited editor.

Last edited on Fri Aug 28th, 2020 07:49 pm by Harri Conde

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nice, I see the timer & speed buttons -what does that other dial on the lower left due?

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Harri Conde
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Oscillation

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 Posted: Tue Sep 1st, 2020 10:43 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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sweet

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 Posted: Wed Sep 2nd, 2020 10:10 am
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It seems to have oscillation listed in degrees, so I wonder if it has a wider or narrower turning circle if you set it to eg 60° (what it says on the right) or 180° (what I *think* it says on the top)

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180 degrees should make your fan oscillate half of a complete rotation (half of a full circle); so it should go from pointing all the way left to all the way right. 60 degrees should be a pretty small arc of oscillation; 1/6 of a complete rotation.

60 degrees will be a lot narrower than 180 degrees.

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That's what I had assumed. Cheers!

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