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 Posted: Sat Apr 24th, 2021 02:03 am
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Reese Pero
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Strange looking Sears



Homart fan, anyone know the original use - Residential or Commercial?

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 03:27 am
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David Northam
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These were quite common window fans in the 1950's 60's and into the early 70's. That one is not one of the earlier ones based on the badge and push-button switch. It looks like it may be reversible. The earliest ones were exhaust only. They are basically a 20-inch window fan and were definitely produced mainly for residential use.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2021 12:21 pm
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hello! that is a great fan, and the one you show is reversible. they were everywhere when i was a kid and you still see them in attic windows now from time to time. they came out in the late 40s for sears with a Hercules brand, then to homart in the 50s with the blade like yours. which is mid to later 50s. in the 60s the name changed to kenmore and had a square back design with a thermostat and those were finally discontinued for the end of the 1974 fan season ... these are great fans even if  quite heavy 

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 Posted: Fri May 7th, 2021 02:20 am
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Thanks for the feedback Tom!

I think I will restore it - will need alot of work, has some rust through on one corner. I was surprised with the "craftsman" appliance motor - did not know the craftsman name went back that far. Will be a project.

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 Posted: Fri May 7th, 2021 11:02 am
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good luck with it! ...it will come out great 

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