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 Posted: Sat Feb 20th, 2021 02:59 am
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Chris Sebastian
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Good evening!First time member/post, apologies if I’m not following proper etiquette.
I’m just looking for some background on a fan I picked up from a relative’s attic. I’ve seen some random ads online for similar models, but scattered info at best. 
The box fan says Capri, though I’ve seen it called Frigid elsewhere.
We look forward to having it be a great conversation piece in our living room, but I’d like to be able to tell people a little about it!
Looking for the basics (age, how does the thermodial work, etc). 
Appreciate the expertise of the community.








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 Posted: Sat Feb 20th, 2021 04:28 am
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David Northam
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That fan definitely looks like a Frigid fan. The fact that the box says Brooklyn, NY seems to confirm it. That fans looks like mid to late 1960's. Many fan manufacturers made fans for others that were "rebranded." For example, Signal made fans for Sears and were rebranded to the Sears house-name of Kenmore. There are usually slight variations in design or color. So Signal fans looked similar to Kenmore fans, but were not identical.

Frigid also made fans for the discount department store called Korvettes. The fans were branded Korvettes, but it was pretty apparent they were Frigid.

Your fan appears to be in good condition, so I hope you will get some use out of it beyond just a conversation piece. Whether you use it to circulate air when the AC is also running or use it in the spring/fall when you want a little breeze, but maybe don't need AC at all. Or, it can even be used as a window fan when the weather permits.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 20th, 2021 06:42 pm
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Thank you, David! Absolutely, we plan to use it as well. I’m considering replacing the cord, but would like to keep it original because it is in good shape. I’ll figure that out at some point. Have a good weekend. 
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 Posted: Sun Feb 21st, 2021 03:30 am
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David Northam
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I can't see the cord for your fan, so it's hard to tell if it needs to be replaced or not. The good news is that cords on fans of that era are pretty similar to cords you can buy at almost any hardware store. Older fans with cloth cords or other variations take a little more searching to find what you need. (But those variations are available as well)

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 Posted: Mon Feb 22nd, 2021 04:05 pm
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Your fan was made by Frigid inc 1250 rockaway ave , brooklyn, ny in the  early 1960s. The Capri name did not last long but Frigid and Vornado (Two Guys stores) names lasted a long er period. EJ Korvettes also sold fans like that with the Korv-Aire or Korvettes name but they usually had a gold bronze metallic or green metallic paint and a fancy plastic grille
yours is an early 60s vintage with the Capri name and metal grilles. the thermo was meant to shut the fan off if you were using it in a window at night and the temp cooled down , it would shut the fan off so you didnt freeze 

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 Posted: Wed Feb 24th, 2021 01:41 am
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Chris Sebastian
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Thanks Tom!

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