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 Posted: Sat Jul 21st, 2018 05:55 pm
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Rob Duffy
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This is not a joke in any way shape or form. I'm being very serious and decided to have fun with the whole thing at the same time. $500 to the first person who can find a 20" Chelsea made window fan with the push button and thermostat combination. Working or not working, rust or no rust. As long as it is complete or at least have most of it's important bits, including the speed control and the aluminum decorative plate that should be on this fan.

Air Kings do not count as they are not the same fan. Chelsea had the thermostat and speed control all on one side, bottom right hand corner.


Note: The fan used in the picture is not original. I used parts from various different fans for this photograph. (Still Chelsea made), but gives a general idea of what it should look like.

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Last edited on Sat Jul 21st, 2018 05:56 pm by Rob Duffy

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 Posted: Sun Jul 22nd, 2018 02:47 am
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There is a Chelsea window fan in a local antique mall but I don't remember if it's this one or not w/ the push buttons and thermostat. I don't think it was b/c I think the switch was on up by the motor. Plus it was a teal/blue color not white.

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 Posted: Sun Jul 22nd, 2018 12:36 pm
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Jeff Jones wrote: There is a Chelsea window fan in a local antique mall but I don't remember if it's this one or not w/ the push buttons and thermostat. I don't think it was b/c I think the switch was on up by the motor. Plus it was a teal/blue color not white.That would be a much earlier model. They did come with toggle switches on the side of the motor, I have one myself.

The model I'm looking for was made some time after 1957 and it seems to be impossible to find.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 18th, 2019 04:36 am
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Rob Duffy
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Bump, still looking.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 8th, 2019 07:22 am
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Nicholas Denney
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 Posted: Fri Mar 8th, 2019 01:53 pm
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I thought I saw one on the Facebook fan groups, but not sure which one. Might be worth a look there.

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Rob,

Friend of mine has this one he rescued from scrap yard.  It doesn't quite fit the bill, but I had to check it out after reading your "Wanted Poster".  We plugged it in and it ran great, but needed a little loving oil.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 11th, 2019 03:51 pm
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Can anyone advise me what year this would be.  Tag is on motor, but didn't access and it was unclear.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 17th, 2019 01:31 pm
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Late 40s to early 50s.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 17th, 2019 09:49 pm
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Rob Duffy
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Bounty still unclaimed.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2019 02:40 am
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Rob your ad looks similar to one I have seen for a couple years on craigslist in the NH, ME, MA areas. Great minds think alike :up:




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 Posted: Thu Apr 4th, 2019 10:22 am
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Lane Shirey
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Rob, is this the one you’re looking for?  The switch doesn’t look like the one you’re looking for.  




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 Posted: Thu Apr 4th, 2019 04:52 pm
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Lane Shirey wrote: Rob, is this the one you’re looking for?  The switch doesn’t look like the one you’re looking for.  




Negative sir, but I did attempt to acquire that one and got no response. That's a little 16", earlier model.

The two my family had back in the early 90's were both 20" blades and judging by my research, I would reckon that the model number may be 57W2, or similar. Attached is a picture of what the switch would look like in the lower right-hand corner, minus the thermostat which is not present on this model.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 4th, 2019 06:19 pm
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Lane Shirey
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Ok, saw that one on CL and thought I’d let you know. See you at Toms!

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 Posted: Tue Apr 30th, 2019 03:09 pm
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Rob Duffy
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Still looking. Bounty unclaimed.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 30th, 2019 07:36 pm
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This looks like a Chelsea with push buttons.  Rebranded as a Monkey Wards though....


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 Posted: Wed May 1st, 2019 05:47 am
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Doug Edmunds wrote: This looks like a Chelsea with push buttons.  Rebranded as a Monkey Wards though....


Close but no cigar. This is actually an Air King. While looking the same, it's a completely different fan with very different features, mainly the grille and the thermostat being on the opposite side of the fan.

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 09:59 pm
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My current offer from now until next year this day, May 13th 2020: $750 to the first person to find one of these elusive Chelsea made fans, five push buttons and thermostat in the lower right hand corner.

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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 10:47 pm
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Rob Duffy wrote: My current offer from now until next year this day, May 13th 2020: $750 to the first person to find one of these elusive Chelsea made fans, five push buttons and thermostat in the lower right hand corner.Dang, you want that bad!

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 Posted: Tue May 14th, 2019 12:03 am
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Mark Behrend wrote: Rob Duffy wrote: My current offer from now until next year this day, May 13th 2020: $750 to the first person to find one of these elusive Chelsea made fans, five push buttons and thermostat in the lower right hand corner.Dang, you want that bad!It's been over 24 years since I've seen one and I can't say for certain other collectors have seen any either.

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