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 Posted: Wed Feb 3rd, 2021 03:27 pm
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Chad Campbell
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Was walking around antique store and saw this fan.  It says GE on the back and Torrington.  Anyone seen one of these?





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Blade.

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Back of fan.

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It's homemade, its a refrigeration motor mounted on a fan base. Someone did a great job adapting it.

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Thanks for the info!  Interesting that someone pieced it together.  They've priced it like a work of art too - asking $49.  There's an Emerson 77646 for $79 in the same store. 

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snag the 77646! They are great,

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One on the right is mint, down to the felt (brown)

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Steven P Dempsey wrote: snag the 77646! They are great,
I was tempted to snag it.  It says it works but I think the cord is cut at the plug.  So I don't think I can plug it in to see if it runs and how it runs.  Also, didn't know if $79 plus tax was too much for it.  What do you think?  If I remember, it looks to be all black including the blade.  I haven't asked if they would take less, or what a "fair" price to pay not exactly knowing how it runs.  

I have a 77648 that runs, but has terrible vibration.  Looks pretty decent, but haven't taken the time to figure out the vibration so it has sat for nearly a year.  I think paid $70 for it.  

Any advice?

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That is a nice adaptation.
Torrington produces a lot of different blades for the HVAC/R manufacturers.  Search "aluminum fridge condenser fan blade" and you will see a variety of styles.

The one on the homebrew fan looks like a blade for an older Kelvinator condensing unit. 


The above unit is from a 1950's Pepsi chest cooler. It also has the General Electric unit-bearing fan motor as well. It seems they did a good job making the little "neck" piece as well; although it only catches one screw so it might be prone to working loose. 

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I TOO THOUGHT THE BLADE IS TORRINGTON, BUT THAT STYLE OF SEALED MOTOR ALWAYS CAME OUT OF HARD DUTY USES LIKE REFRIGERATION WHERE IT NEVER GETS OILED AND ALMOST NEVER STOPS RUNNING. IT IS A VERY INTERESTING ADAPTION, BUT IF YOU FLIP THE FAN SO THE BASE "POINT" IS TO THE REAR THE GE LOGO ON THE BACK IS RIGHT SIDE UP...I WOULDNT PAY $49, THE VALUE IS TO YOUGOOD LUCK! 

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Tom Zapf wrote: I TOO THOUGHT THE BLADE IS TORRINGTON, BUT THAT STYLE OF SEALED MOTOR ALWAYS CAME OUT OF HARD DUTY USES LIKE REFRIGERATION WHERE IT NEVER GETS OILED AND ALMOST NEVER STOPS RUNNING. IT IS A VERY INTERESTING ADAPTION, BUT IF YOU FLIP THE FAN SO THE BASE "POINT" IS TO THE REAR THE GE LOGO ON THE BACK IS RIGHT SIDE UP...I WOULDNT PAY $49, THE VALUE IS TO YOUGOOD LUCK! 

I'm not interested in it.  Just thought it was odd looking and couldn't find anything about it on the website.  And it's interesting what folks try to sell different items for.

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