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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 02:35 am
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Tom Lefaivre
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general motors, once the largest company in the world made all sorts of appliances... fridges and freezers, stoves... even little toasters... surely they had to have made fans...?

anyone ever come across something like this?

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 02:38 am
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I have a few ceiling mount air circulators with GM motors. Please see the post I did this morning concerning dumpster find...ceiling fans posted under antique fans on the forum. I'm trying to figure out what I have gotten myself into. Took pic of a motor tag

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 02:51 am
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With one General in the country (General Electric) I guess they felt that another General was not needed. So no GM fans. Or were there?

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 02:54 am
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Who owned Delco?

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 03:06 am
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Stan Adams wrote: Who owned Delco?GM owned Delco... and i know of the Delco fans, yeah... optional equipment for in the cars and (edit:) in homes and whatnot.

i'm not looking for Delco, i'm looking for an actual GM fan. cage badge and all...

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 03:15 am
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They may have made an industrial fan under their Packard division, but I am sure they are like Ford & let their electric division handle fans. One of the only things GM put its name on was GMC (General Motors Co.)

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 03:17 am
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Only the motor tags have made by General Motors on them. Please go to the posting with more pictures for greater information. I guess they made electric motors. These are pretty hefty things rated several amps and a few HP not for your car's heater unless you want hurricane force winds in the front seat. The cage badges are from some electrical engineering conpany out of Shreveport La. Since they came out of a house in Longview Tx, SHV is only about an hour east of here so I guess somebody who had the initial install job had a connection to the folks in SHV. 

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 03:41 am
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Tom Lefaivre
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yeah, figured as much stan... gramps has a gm fridge, range and toaster so i was just curious...

carl: yeah, i checked them out, saw the motor tag and all the rest of the stuff you got... looks like a pretty sweet find!

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 03:49 am
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Thanks Tom, I thought it was mostly junk but am getting a good education tonight. Gald the darn cable company hasn't gone down on me tonight.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 04:13 am
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GM bought out Dayton Day-Fan late 29. GM set up the Delco Appliance Center in Rochestor NY to make the fans as I see it. GM absorbed Packard in 32, and in 33 absorbed Sunlight Electric Co., and relocated them in Warren, Ohio for small motor manufacture.

GM never truely made a fan. They just absorbed companies that made them. Or, absorbed companies that absorbed companies that made them. Or, absorbed companies that absorbed companies that absorbed companies that made them. So on and so forth. :D

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 04:25 am
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russ, hearing your responses on various threads and the amount of info you have locked in your head is both awe-inspiring and kinda scary... you're like the force(or the schwartz... whichever one you prefer).

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 04:33 am
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Tom Lefaivre wrote:
russ, hearing your responses on various threads is kinda scary

I am an alien....think about it. Good reason to find me scary. The only one on this forum that finds me normal is that Kirk Ward dude from the Detroit Suburbs. That is because he claims to of seen it all. I guess he has hung out with a few aliens the way it appears...fact Jack.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 2nd, 2012 04:37 am
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Russ Huber wrote: Tom Lefaivre wrote:
russ, hearing your responses on various threads is kinda scary

I am an alien....think about it. Good reason to find me scary. The only one on this forum that finds me normal is that Kirk Ward dude from the Detroit Suburbs. That is because he claims to of seen it all. I guess he has hung out with a few aliens the way it appears...fact Jack.


awesome...

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 Posted: Mon Sep 3rd, 2012 11:53 pm
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I know their electric division made Delco fans and Delco Remmy motors (RSIR) which were often used for large refrigerators, to run their compressors. Here is a video of one of mine, 1/4hp RSIR.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK7LDlgW0Ug

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