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 Posted: Tue Jun 19th, 2012 11:25 pm
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Carlos Ayento
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Some of you gave some suggestion on cleaning my Westinghouse-branded Hunter box fan about a year ago. I just wanted to post some pictures of it, along with some others that I own.

20" Westinghouse-Branded Hunter 3-speed Box Fan


20" Cool Home 2-speed Reversible Box Fan (no markings anywhere) Very heavy.


20" Edison-McGraw 3-speed Box Fan


12" Eskimo 3-speed Box Fan; Model 121050


14" Korvettes-Branded General Electric 2-speed Box Fan
Wire is pinched where it enters the frame, needs replacing.


20" Kmart/Lakewood 3-speed Box Fan; Model P-223 (second gen.)


20" Kmart/Lakewood 3-speed Box Fans; Model P-223 (third gen.)
The one on the left is branded Kmart, the right on is branded Lakewood and has flimsier blades.


14" Lakewood 2-speed Box Fan; Model S-122


14" Lau-Branded Dayton 2-speed Box Fan


20" Montgomery Ward 3-speed Box Fan with Thermostat
No markings on the motor casing. Motor casing is made out of plastic.


16" Patton 3-speed Box Fan with Louvre


20" Westinghouse 2-speed Box Fan


14" Berns Air King 2-speed Box Fan; Model P-14

Last edited on Tue Jun 19th, 2012 11:27 pm by Carlos Ayento

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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 01:07 am
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Luke Skelnik
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The last one is VERY cool. where'd you find it?

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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 01:10 am
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The LAU is not a Dayton fan. LAU made their own fans at that time.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 05:44 am
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Carlos Ayento
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The Bern's Air King I picked up at my local Salvation Army for $3.00.

I had originally thought that the LAU box was from Lau, but upon cleaning it, the motor had a Dayton tag on it. Is this still correct?

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I'll post a photo when I get a chance.

Last edited on Wed Jun 20th, 2012 05:45 am by Carlos Ayento

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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 05:57 am
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Carlos Ayento wrote: The Bern's Air King I picked up at my local Salvation Army for $3.00.

I had originally thought that the LAU box was from Lau, but upon cleaning it, the motor had a Dayton tag on it. Is this still correct?
They outsourced their motors much like Lakewood outsourcing to McMillan and Westinghouse. The rest of the fan is LAU-made.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 12:30 pm
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really nice! the Westinghouse on top is pure hunter with a pretty rare blade but a hunter motor. The Cool Home was made by International in St Louis I believe and dates to around 1955-56. The Korvettes 12" box fan has a GE motor but was made by Frigid in Brooklyn, and that style grille is 1970 or later. Other brand names on that family of fans was Vornado, Frigid, Capri (with metal grilles) and more. The Montgomery Wards fan with plastic motor was made by Lasko/Galaxy. the motors were originally all metal, then the front was metal, back half plastic (bizarre) and then all plastic, and then the blade got much thinner. The brown westinghouse is very cool and i have one from a friend in Oklahoma and his parents had it in NJ in the early 60's. They are very common in blue, some were all tan, and then this Black/brown combo, BUT only this brown one had the super deluxe nice big handle on this very plain 2 speed promo model. Great pics, thanks for sharing! tom

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 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2012 09:01 pm
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I really like the Korvette fan! I had a Frigid that was similar to yours. Yours has great looking blades and it looks nearly new. I would love to have one of those.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 3rd, 2012 06:04 pm
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Thanks for all the information! I'm sorry it took a long time to reply.

Tom, thanks for telling me about the "Cool Home" International fan. I was wondering what it was. I saw a lot of the fans like the Korvettes with the same grille style with Vornado particularly so I figured it was made by a particularly company and just branded. The Montgomery Wards one did resemble some the Galaxy fans I've seen on the Internet so my hunch was correct, thanks to you.

Charles: Asthetically, the Korvettes looks pretty new, but the chord is pinched at the entrance and the fan won't turn on unless it is in the proper position.



Here is the rest of my box fan collection:

20" BERNS AIR KING 3-speed Box Fan; Model V-20?


12" GALAXY 2-speed Box Fan; Model E20739


20" HUNTER 3-speed Box Fan; Model 11077
Custom handel from rubber hose.


14" LAKEWOOD 3-speed Box Fan; Model C-14


20" TOASTMASTER 3-speed Box Fan; Model 4437
Another custom handel.


20" WESTINGHOUSE? 2-speed Box Fan; No Model Number
Motor is from Westinghouse, but the fan housing looks like the Lau. Interestingly enough, the motor is actually attached to the back grille. There is no vertical metal support post at all. Very heavy fan. The power switch slides from one setting to next; no push button or dial.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 3rd, 2012 06:29 pm
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The last one is a Lasko box fan. The best box fan they made. That Air King you have is also an excellent box fan.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 4th, 2012 02:12 pm
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carlos as said below, the westinghouse no-label box fan is actually a lasko, they had several brand names, but lasko breezemaker is what everyone knows. i have my grandmothers roll around version still in the attic, plus three of the "executive" versions, reversible with thermo and oscillating louvers on the interior facing side. They came in a metallic blue sometimes called a galaxy. also beige and a very rare version like yours with the blades painted the same color as the fan. It is a super strong fan, BUT one weak point is the motor is mounted to the rear grille and the rubber/plastic grille mounts can seperate. you have to drill through them and put a long screw and nut to the venturi on the inside. these fans last forever if you keep the motor oiled

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Carlos, how does your Westinghouse/Hunter box fan run? I have a very similar unit with identical blades. It really pushes good air, even on low in both directions. But in forward the motor makes a "clacking" sound intermittently. In reverse it runs quiet. I have taken the motor out and lubricated it the best I could, but it seems to be completely sealed and I was unable to open it. It runs really smooth and has good spin down time, but continues to make a "clacking" sound and gets worse on medium and high speeds, but only going in forward direction. Anyone have any ideas? I have it in the kitchen window because I am not in there enough where it would bother me. Nice collection of fans here too....

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 Posted: Tue Jul 10th, 2012 04:16 pm
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Hi Patrick,

None of the fans that I have are reversible, except for the International/Cool Home one. I wouldn't be the one to be able to assist you with any problems. Perhaps one the gentlemen here can assist you.

Carlos

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Three more additions...
Hunter 12" wire-frame box fan; 2-Speed



1st Generation Lakewood 3-Speed; Model P-223



20" Lau Super Twenty; 2-Speed - works great, although a bit rusty.

Last edited on Tue Jun 24th, 2014 05:04 am by Carlos Ayento

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I have one of those Hunters but its branded a Montgomery Ward. The blades are held on my a rubber grommet in the hub.

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the best fan i think you have in your entire colelction is the brown westinghouse plain-jane black huib box fan and the lasko breezemaker. Patrick, your hunter motor that "clacks" needs a felt or fiber spacer between the rotor and bearing and that should stop. i bought one off ebay for parts and the motor is frozen as they were not meant to be oiled but should be anyway..... this is a great collection of fans here....many memories. How does that wire-guard hunter 12" work? i cant imagine it makes much of a breeze but what do i know?

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The wire-guard Hunter actually pushes a lot of air, although putting it on high causes it to "naturally oscillate" if you know what I mean. I think the fan blades need to be repitched?

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 Posted: Wed Jun 25th, 2014 02:37 pm
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the blade might be a little out of balance

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