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|Hi all! Long time lover of vintage fans, now with a garage / mancave, I have someplace to keep them. I found this fan at a Boston area estate sale. The woman said her father took it off a WWII era destroyer during a refit. I've never seen one like it. The ID plate says it's a 6FC-110 Cabin Fan made by Sutton Mfg. The bracket and frame appear to be heavy duty cast aluminum and it's powered by a Dayton 5k-050 3000 RPM motor. It works and it is STRONG! Just a really cool piece, but I can't find any reference to it online.
Has anyone else ever seen one? Especially if you were in the Navy.
Thanks in advance!
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| Intriguing. Mounting block looks like a design borrowed from the Diehl Rail car wall mount fans from 25 years earlier. The color combination, the grille in front of the blades , and the yoke suspension of the motor look strikingly like forerunners in design , of the Vornado fan manufactured by company of the same name , founded after WW2 in Wichita KS by O.A. Sutton.We have several keen historians in the club & hopefully they can chime in as to whether a connection between this fan and the Vornado legend in Wichita is history or just my imagination. Great piece of history regardless , and I've never seen one of those in 50 years of chasing fans.
|February 6, 1963 - Sutton Manufacturing Co. is a company known for the manufacture of blowers, bilge pumps and ventilation and exhaust fans. No connection to Ottis A. Sutton or Vornado:
Last edited on Fri Jan 21st, 2022 06:40 am by Mike Kearns