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 Posted: Mon Feb 22nd, 2010 01:27 pm
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TJ Downey
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Ran across this fan recently. First I've seen of this manufacturer. Anyone have any info?

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 Posted: Mon Feb 22nd, 2010 07:08 pm
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I don't know much about the company but they also made fans branded Kenmore.Here's a different version of a Mimar.

 

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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 02:49 am
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TJ, I've seen a fan like that before but I don't remember any info about it.  I saw several pics of a fan like it years ago on this site but when it had a diff address.  I esp. remember the base.  But in that other thread a few years ago, they showed several diff angles of the fan.  It's strange that I remember that, but I forgot what I ate at lunch:X.  I remember it because I remember saying to myself that I didn't like the base design.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 10:40 am
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TJ Downey
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Thanks to both for your input. Now I know it's not one of a kind Frankenfan.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 12:34 pm
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I have a few of these MP fans. All I can tell you is that MP stands for Mimar Products which were stationed in Brooklyn NY. Most to all their fans follow a retro and some what industrial look to them.

Also the fan you posted TJ has a GE cage on it.  Mimar bought cages from GE and also bought and used Torrington blade sets on the 16" table models. They also used GE cages on the 12" model as well but they used what looks like a GE quiet blade. These GE parts were probably left over parts that GE sold to them.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 01:27 pm
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TJ, I had one just like it. Good running fan that wanted to look like a GE but, a bit ugly in it's former state.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 02:14 pm
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Ron, I could stare at your paint work all day.  Absolutely exceptional!   :cool:

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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 04:49 pm
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Ron:

That MP is all dressed up for the dance!

Thank you for posting it.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 07:07 pm
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Dang,I never thought one of those could look that good.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2010 11:32 pm
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Ron, you set wonderfully high standards for the rest of us to shoot for! Love that pin striping. Is it free hand or vinyl?

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 Posted: Wed Feb 24th, 2010 12:40 am
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Mr. Powell knows how to put put bling into paint!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ron

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 Posted: Wed Feb 24th, 2010 01:35 am
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Thank you all!

TJ, Of course it's vinyl, this old man's way too shaky.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 24th, 2010 01:59 am
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Logan Brownlie wrote:
Dang,I never thought one of those could look that good.

Wow Ron...its gotta be good. You even got the Brownlie to swear. :wondering::D

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 Posted: Wed Feb 24th, 2010 03:32 am
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That's inspiring, paint job looks great.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 24th, 2010 10:50 am
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TJ, It was surprising to me also how it came out. But I think I put a bit too much work into it being what it is. You must be careful with these because the neck and gearbox is pot-metal including the motor housing.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 26th, 2010 12:10 am
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I have a Mimar 416XX just like that. The paint, cord, and felt have been replaced.

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