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Jacobus Constant Van Rijn (sounds like "Rhine") was a sterling example of what a man can make of himself in the United States of America. He was a designer, inventor, philanthropist, generous employer and exceptional business man.: 









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I was fascinated and pleased to discover on further research that this exact truck, a 1926 Stewart pumper fire truck was recently found in an Easthampton, Massachusetts barn, largely intact: 









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1966 - Rotron manufactures stylish, personal-size (The term "personal-size" became a marketing angle in America for appliances in America around this time) desk fans for Delwyn, of Kingston, New York, the consumer products division of Rotron. Made from plated plastic, die-cast material and pigmented or wood-grained plastics, they came in two styles, the first being the Fantom Golden Executive, finished in a polished brass with walnut trim: 







Front view - 

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Bottom view showing the rheostat speed control disk with the instructions tag - 

With the tag removed from the same disk, one can see the maker of the rheostat, Rotron - Image kindly donated from the McComas Archive:  







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The Fantom Decorator fan models were two speed, 15 watt motors, and tiltable, in five colors:                       Bronze Green: 


Pompeiian Red - McComas Collection: 


Antique Gold - Braswell Collection: 



Oyster White - Front

Rear: 

Turqoise Blue example from the McComas Collection: 


The Decorator models are colorful, and look great next to each other, as shown here in an image from the John McComas Collection: 


There are variations with placement of the model data decals as well: 





























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1968 - Van Rijn continues to keep his workers happy:













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Have you seen the muffin fan?

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1983 - Rotron begins to sink:


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The firm is still selling using the Rotron name today: https://www.rotron.com/aboutus/overview                                                                                             

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The Hochschild Kohn add really brought back memories......I grew up a mile or so from the Belvidere location.

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