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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2020 08:11 pm
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Gregor Halenda
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I posted here on the forums looking for information on a Vornado project and is often the case one thing leads to another and someone suggested my collection needs a Gilbert. They're right. 
I'm sure they're not very common but if anyone has one please let me know. I'm happy to consider broken castings as I can weld and fabricate so a project is fine. 

Here's an example. If you have anything in a similar modern, streamlined vein or with a cast aluminum body or blade feel free to send me a message. 




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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2020 10:31 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Sorry I don't have one, but you surely need one for your collection! Nice display, an older switch would look great in there.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2020 10:44 pm
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Richard Daugird wrote: Sorry I don't have one, but you surely need one for your collection! Nice display, an older switch would look great in there.
When we did the house remodel we just bought a bunch of those switches. I think you're right - at the very least I should change it to black... 

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 Posted: Thu Nov 19th, 2020 10:51 pm
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Richard Daugird
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Not sure what type switches they used in the mid-century modern era, but there's some pretty cool stuff here...

https://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/neoclassical-switch-plate-covers

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https://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/neoclassical-switch-plate-covers

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 Posted: Fri Nov 20th, 2020 11:36 am
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I have a pedestal version I’d sell in PA but it needs a full restoration.  It’s local pickup only for obvious reasons. 

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Nice collection sorry I can’t help you with the airstream you should also check out the aristocrat I would think it’s right up your alley..

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 Posted: Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 05:47 am
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K.M.



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 Posted: Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 05:49 am
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The motor housing is die cast(pot metal).  I overtightened the internal motor mounting screws on one I had and while it was in operation I heard to loud cracks like a fire cracker. Two chunks of the housing exploded outward due to the stator screw torque stress.   :D





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 Posted: Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 05:51 am
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Wow, that's a pretty cool fan.

I love fans with aluminum blades - especially ones with cast aluminum blades like the Diehls, Eskimos or Roto-Beams.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 22nd, 2020 05:57 am
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David A Cherry wrote: Nice collection sorry I can’t help you with the airstream you should also check out the aristocrat I would think it’s right up your alley..




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