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Hi everyone, I bought this Westinghouse fan today and am hoping to clean it up and put in a new cord.  It runs very well but has a worn cord and a lot of gunk in the vents. It is a 2-speed oscillating fan and has no badges or identifying marks except the Westinghouse badge across the front.  
I know nothing about vintage fans and I figure I should know what kind of Westinghouse fan it is so as to learn about it before I take any of it apart.  So I am reaching out hoping to benefit from your expertise!

Thanks!  Troy in Pittsburgh








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It looks like a Lively-Aire fom the 1950's.

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Thank you!

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That is so helpful, thank you!

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That’s a Westinghouse Livelyaire from the 1940’s the color gives it away, and the motor is the same used on the 10” fans of that era.Westinghouse went to the egg shaped motors on the 12” Livelyaires right about 1950..Good fans !! 

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Thanks so much!  Does anyone know why my fan has different vents from other Lively Aires, which have the chrome ridges?  Just curious, I haven't seen one quite like mine on the internet yet.

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Post WW11, Westinghouse had a line of fans called "Power-Aires" which came in 10", 12' and 16" diameters. The motors and oscillators on those fans were exactly the same style as on your fan. The egg-shaped motors that Jeff mentioned above were the ones with the ridges on top (and underneath,) and those didn't come along until the 1950's. I would call yours a "transitional" model since it used the older style motor while incorporating the newer style base, cage and badge we tend to associate with the Livelyaire line.

The ridges on those fans, as far as I know, were painted. Some restorers like to sand the paint off the ridges and polish them up, hence the chrome look, which is really eye catching.


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