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 Posted: Tue Apr 20th, 2021 08:11 pm
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Anthony Lindsey
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Found this today.  Must weigh 25lbs.   Any information would be appreciated. 





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 Posted: Wed Apr 21st, 2021 11:37 am
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Tom Lefaivre
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Looks like a GE boxfan to me!
You can probably get new push buttons on line or at a home store. 

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 Posted: Wed Apr 21st, 2021 02:30 pm
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THAT FAN HAD A 3 YEAR RUN FROM 1957-59. I HAVE NEVER FOUND THE PUSHBUTTONS, THEY ARE BIGGER THAN STANDARD BLENDER/STOVE/FAN TYPE.
YOURS SHOULD BE 1958,  IN 1957 THE HANDLE AND TRIM WERE RED WITH CHROME GRILLES W PUSHBUTTONS


1958 IS RED HANDLE AND TRIM WITH WHITE GRILLES W PUSHBUTTONS 

IN 1959 THE TRIM AND HANDLE WENT GREEN  AND THE VENTURI CHANGED, WHITE GRILLES AND A ROTARY 3 SPEED REVERSE KNOB
THIS MODEL WITH PUSHBUTTONS AND GREEN TRIM AND HANDLE HAD A FLUTED PLASTIC FRONT GRILLE AS WELL 

SO....IT WOULD APPEAR YOURS IS A 1958

THEY ARE GOOD FANS, DO YOU KNOW HOW TO ADD OIL? 

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 Posted: Wed Apr 21st, 2021 04:43 pm
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Hi Tom,  
Thanks!,   no, I do not see how to add oil.  There are 2 holes on the back but they don't line up with the center.

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Last edited on Thu Apr 22nd, 2021 01:22 am by Russ Huber

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 Posted: Thu Apr 22nd, 2021 02:48 am
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That's it.   minus a couple dents and buttons.    It doesn't work on high but does on low and medium.  The thermostat knob doesn't engage until 1 o'clock or so.   I bet it needs a good cleaning inside the switch box.    In and out do work.   It is a heavy box fan.    I doubt seriously grandma lugged this thing around the house.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 22nd, 2021 04:20 am
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Yes, very well constructed, funky buttons/dials/options, and super cool back in the 50s.  :D










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 Posted: Thu Apr 22nd, 2021 05:19 pm
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ANTHONY , THESE DO NOT HAVE NORMAL OIL HOLES OR PORTS
YOU HAVE 2 WAYS TO ADD OIL 

#1 REMOVE BLADE . LAY FAN ON ITS BACK. THE SHAFT HAS A FINNED ROTOR ATTACHED TO IT, AND AT THE BASE OF THE FIN RIGHT NEXT TO THE SHAFT YOU WILL SEE A SMALL RECTANGULAR HOLE AND THROUGH THAT HOLE YOU CAN SEE THE SHAFT GOING IN TO THE BEARING. IF THERE IS ANY "PLAY" WITH THE SHAFT PULL IT UP TO EXPOSE A LITTLE MORE OF THE SHAFT. YOU CAN DRIP OR SQUIRT OIL IN THERE MAKING SURE IT GOES IN THE BEARING HOUSING NOT ALL OVER THE WINDINGS LEAVE THE FAN ON ITS BACK AND LET THE OIL GO DOWN TO THE REAR OF THE MOTOR, THE OIL WELL CAN TAKE A LOT BUT CHECK AND MAKE SURE IT ISNT LEAKING OUT THE BACK OF THE MOTOR 

#2 REMOVE BLADE, STAND FAN NORMALLY WITH GRILLES REMOVED. UNCLIP WIRING HARNESS TO MOTOR AND UNSCREW MOTOR FROM FRAME MOUNT. ON THE BACK OF THE MOTOR IS A "PLUG" THAT COVERS THE REAR OF THE SHAFT AND HOUSES THE FELT AND WICKING TO HOLD OIL. DONT REMOVE THE CAP, BUT AT THE TOP YOU CAN DRILL A HOLE FOR ADDING OIL, JUST DONT DRILL IN TOO FAR

GOOD LUCK ! 

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 Posted: Thu Apr 22nd, 2021 08:11 pm
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Thanks Tom.   I will get some oil in there one way or the other.   

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 Posted: Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 02:30 am
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Anthony Lindsey wrote: Thanks Tom.   I will get some oil in there one way or the other.   
Hey Tony, try getting the motor disassembled and keep us posted on your progress.  :clap::D 

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 Posted: Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 03:24 am
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Will do!

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 Posted: Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 03:27 am
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This 1959 model just popped up on ebay.    Curious to see what it goes for.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/353465738605?hash=item524c33256d%3Ag%3AyKwAAOSw7AxgSBHv&LH_ItemCondition=4

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 Posted: Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 12:22 pm
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I SAW THA 1959 VERSION ON EBAY THE GRILLES ARE VERY FRAGILE SO YOU DONT SEE THEM MVERY OFTEN. THE WINDOW PANELS ARE ALSO NOT INCLUDED...THEY USUALLY GO MISSING OVER THE YEARS 

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 Posted: Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 05:13 pm
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Correct link.    sorry about the other one.,
https://www.ebay.com/itm/353465738605

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