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 Posted: Tue Oct 13th, 2020 10:20 pm
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Ed Teach
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I tried to do a search on line but came up short. Thanks for any help

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 Posted: Wed Oct 14th, 2020 04:27 am
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It's a Galaxy/Lasko from the early 1970's. Galaxy made those fans in the version you have there and also in a "turnabout" window fan. When I was a little kid, I wanted a window fan in the worst way and my grandfather agreed to buy one for me. I think what I really wanted was a Marvin-twin, but I ended up with the window version of this fan. (A small window fan for a small kid) I remember it was $16.00 plus tax purchased at Hochschild Kohn's Department Store in Baltimore. Sadly, it was a terrible fan. It made so much blade noise and blew such a little bit of air. It was a single speed with a line switch. Some versions had a single speed slid switch on the back of the motor.

Frigid also made a 10-inch fan very similar to this - both in a floor stand version like yours and also in the turnabout window version. But, the Frigid had metal blades with a better pitch to them - and in my option was a MUCH better fan.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 14th, 2020 01:10 pm
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Thanks for the info

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 Posted: Wed Oct 14th, 2020 02:52 pm
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When I took the plastic grill out it fell apart. Looks like it had some heat at one time making it very brittle. Any ideas of where to source a replacement grill?

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 Posted: Wed Oct 14th, 2020 05:06 pm
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When I took the plastic grill out it fell apart. Looks like it had some heat at one time making it very brittle. Any ideas of where to source a replacement grill?

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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2020 03:29 am
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I see your other post that you found a solution to the grill issue. If your fan happen to spend a majority of its life near a window, the ultraviolet light could have weakened the plastic. In any case, I hope you're able to make the metal grill work.

It's certainly possible that someone here has a grill or a "dead" fan that they'd be willing to part out. You can post something in the Buy Sell Trade section if you decide you want an "original" grill or the metal grill ends up not working for you.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2020 10:27 am
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Good Idea. The metal grill should work fine. The measurements of the grill I bought should work out perfectly. All I have to do is to drill four holes and put in metal screws.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 16th, 2020 01:39 pm
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NOTE**** this is a Lasko Galaxy cheapo fan that was the "insert" of the window fan set on legs instead of a window panel. The earlier version had a pressed metal blade and metal grilles and was very loud. This later plastic version was actually better at air moving IF the motor and blade were aligned with the plastic grill so the deep grille acts as a focusing-venturi. if mis aligned the air delivery will be pathetic. Your plastic grille set in the opening and extended inside about 3/4 to 1" to act as a venturi, so for this reason a metal grille will not work.  Repeat the metal grille fits but you need the plastic venturi grille or you will get zero air direction...metal grille will not work 
sorry ed, this housing held both metal and plastic grilles over the years so dimensionally they fit, but you need a plastic grille for your fan blade unless you also find a metal blade and motor (with screw- on blade shaft) 

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