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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2012 06:53 am
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Hoover fans? I cant find anything on the net about them ,Can anyone help?thanks Brad. I have a Hoover fan, it has a die cast alloy base with 3 feet. and also features a caged two bladed fan in the shape of an aeroplane propeller. It is a pedestal  fan , made in scottland by Hoover , with an ID tag reading TYPE2291 GAF and serial number 40438BA, Can anyone help in regard to its value, thanks Brad.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2012 11:30 am
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Brad, Neat fan! :thumbup Sorry I can't be of help as to any information but, I just had to make a comment on it.
A Hoover eh, does that mean it Sucks instead of blows?

Yeah I know, Bad pun but, it's early and I haven't finished my 1st cup of mud.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2012 01:13 pm
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It appears Hoover may of marketed some circulators? Can you take a snap of the motor tag please.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esRAVdc1drI

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hoover_Company

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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2012 09:23 pm
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Hi Ron, i just choked on my cup of mud,lol. Its definatly a rare fan, as to whether it sucks or blows ,either one would be nice around here,lol Thanks anyway,Brad.

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Well, if that tickled ya, my job is done here.:cool:

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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2012 09:51 pm
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Hi Russ, Thanks for your interest , i will post shortly, thanks brad.

I have posted the id tag Russ but you cant read the info so i will type what is on it for you, it reads as follows;

                                   HOOVER

                                 trade mark

                 AC motor to B.S.S. 170/39

       Made at Cambuslang Scotland

TYPE 2291G.A.F.

 Serial  no. 40438BA

 RATING cont                      WDG   CAP ST

VOLTS  220/230                 AMPS    2.2

PHASE  1                             H.P.  1/6

CYCLES  50                          R.P.M.    1425

Patents pending

GREAT BRITAIN

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LOL , thanks for the chuckle Ron, Brad.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2012 10:36 pm
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That motor can't date any earlier than 46. The Cambuslang factory started operation in 46. It is stated in the link below.

http://www.hoover.co.uk/about-us/

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Hi Russ, the old fan has done some miles, more than me anyway. Interesting history, but after reading , it seems there is still a chance of it being antique status as there seems to be no mention of any product line of fans.It still possible it was pre 1950 but what intrigues me is its possible rarity. I have still not found another the same, perhaps it was one of a few made to cool the actual Hoover factory . This may affect its value .Until i find out whether or not this fan was mass produced  , i believe it may still have some reasonable value,.Maybe it was used or manufactured during the war effort,   Who knows? Anyway Russ, Heres to dreaming,   Thanks for your help and hope to hear some more if your more succesful than  i, Brad.

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The motor as stated in my previous post was manufactured 46 +. The guard would make OSHA a happy camper. I can't find anything to support the fan as is in the books. Not even a snippet view. Enjoy it. :D

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I'm trying to remember, but I think there was a concern that made fans that wound up in the Hoover family. Just can't remember. I wonder if I wrote anything down? Though it may not have anything to do with this considering the Scotland tag?

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Loren Haroldson wrote:
I'm trying to remember, but I think there was a concern that made fans that wound up in the Hoover family. Just can't remember. I wonder if I wrote anything down? Though it may not have anything to do with this considering the Scotland tag?

I bet your thoughts are Kingston-Conley motors? Kreig McClain used them. Hoover absorbed them in 46.

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iT was Knapp Monarch to Hoover in 63 or 64 according to notes. so no tie to this one.. 

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Hi Russ, im only new to the terminology, forgive me but what does OSHA stand for? Was it a rference to australias OH&S or occupational health and safety given you could drive a bus between the guard wire?lol, Brad.

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Hi Russ ,

           could you tell aliitle about the care of this fan. Im not sure what i lubricate the bearins with ?There  are two little brass fittings  one at each end of the motor, they look to be lubricating lugs. They have a small lid that opens and are positioned ver the bearingsso im assuming that they need to be lubricated but im not sure with what? Appreciate your advice Brad.

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Brad Krohn wrote:
Hi Russ, im only new to the terminology, forgive me but what does OSHA stand for? Was it a rference to australias OH&S or occupational health and safety given you could drive a bus between the guard wire?lol, Brad.

You got it.

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Brad Krohn wrote:
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           could you tell aliitle about the care of this fan. Im not sure what i lubricate the bearins with ?There  are two little brass fittings  one at each end of the motor, they look to be lubricating lugs. They have a small lid that opens and are positioned ver the bearingsso im assuming that they need to be lubricated but im not sure with what? Appreciate your advice Brad.


20 weight non-detergent oil. 5-10 drops on each end should help make the motor a happy camper.:up:

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Hi Russ , thanks for your help, brad.

 

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Hi Russ, i still cant find anything on the fan .Do you think its worth sending a pic and copy of motor tag directly to Hoover limited and see what they can tell us? Brad.

 

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I love alumunum Propeller type blades and the base on this one makes the find even better.

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Hi Neil,

          Its a pretty old thing, i too love the die cast alloy base and fan,

                                                                                                             Thanks Brad.

 

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Hi Russ,

           I have some news about the hoover fan. after emailing Hoover Limited i have been informed that hoover made this model fan between 1961 and 1971 when it was discontinued. I am in the process of finding out just how many were made and why they were discontinued. Now, because of its production era, am i still welcome to talk in the pre 1950's forum or am i better served in the vintage post 1950's forum, you guys have been really helpful and it is appreciated. I will however keep you posted on any further developments, Thanks brad.

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Hi Russ, apparently only a thousand were made before being discontinued due to hoover starting production in white goods. I wonder how many of these fans have survived?  Brad.

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