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 Posted: Tue Jun 8th, 2021 01:00 am
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Ed Teach
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Can someone help me with a date on this fan? I picked it up for real cheap and it seems like I may be able to get it going.




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 Posted: Wed Jun 9th, 2021 12:54 pm
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Geoff Dunaway
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 Russ is the man on Menominee , I see Cairo Illinois on the base tag which would date it after Tideman moved his company to Cairo but I can't remember when that happened. Maybe Russ will chime in on this one. Missing the rear endbell and gearbox ??

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 Posted: Wed Jun 9th, 2021 01:03 pm
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http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=44300&forum_id=1&highlight=cairo

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Menominee Electric was actually incorporated in Cairo, IL. in 1918. In 1917 Henry Tideman met with bigshots with deep pockets in Cairo who were willing to help finance constructing a factory to relocate the Menominee concern. 

During the factory construction in Cairo Menominee Electric maintained manufacture in Menominee, MI. until fall of 19 when Tideman moved most of the machinery and a number of employees down to the new factory in Cairo. The newly formed Signal in 19 was bare bones when Tideman moved the concern closer to the south where much of Menominee's product was being shipped.


The Menominee concern was short lived under Tideman management in the troubled town of Cairo. In 1920 Cairo Menominee's 12" and 16" desk and bracket fan models intended to go to market never went to market. Tideman was facing post war time material shortages and only the 9" model was manufactured and went to market in 20. In 1921 Menominee manufactured and marketed 9", 12", and 16" models for their last season under the Tideman management. William Tideman(engineer) bailed out of Cairo and went to Canton, Ohio around March of 21. Henry Tideman resigned his CEO position at Cairo in the fall of 21 with the business going into receivership. Tideman went to Chicago and became established as a consulting engineer in 22.


Menominee motor tags with the Cairo address were manufactured in Cairo starting in 20. I would assume Tideman would of had to hand over the Menominee name to the receiver after his departure?







  

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 Posted: Wed Jun 9th, 2021 04:10 pm
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Michael Rathberger
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Don't these show up with an "Ideal" badge as well?

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Michael Rathberger wrote: Don't these show up with an "Ideal" badge as well?
Tideman must of managed a Chicago sales office as well for his former Cairo based company starting in 22.








1922.








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Russ Huber
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Tideman Electric Receivers.









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 Posted: Wed Jun 9th, 2021 05:02 pm
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Russ Huber
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Fans sporting the TEMCO name on the tag and IDEAL badge were more than likely under receivership my guess.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 9th, 2021 06:23 pm
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So would it be fair to say my fan is the early 20s?

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 Posted: Wed Jun 9th, 2021 07:18 pm
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Ed Teach wrote: So would it be fair to say my fan is the early 20s?




20-21....22?









Type 500 9" - Single speed stationary


Type 510 9" - 3 speed stationary


Type 560 9" - 3 speed oscillator


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