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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 01:35 am
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Trevor Soundararajan
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Hey all,

Many many years ago, at my father's office, there used to be what I've now determined as a Westinghouse Mobilaire that used to cool all of the lab machinery.  At one point, it died and of course I was too young to know how to fix it.  Sadly, it was scrapped.  I never forgot the impressive look of those 3 steeply pitched wings and the front and rear mesh grilles.  I remember it having the rotary switch and tilting it up and down.  Did Westinghouse ever make a "floor only" version of this fan in the baby blue/aqua finish?  Basically, it would be the same fan in a small stand instead of full size pedestal.  Just fantasizing out loud here.


-Mr. T

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 02:29 am
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Levi Mevis
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I believe the Westy Riviera was the floor version of the MobileAire, but don't quote me on that. 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 05:14 pm
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Tom Zapf
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there were Mobilaire versions made from late 40s (4 blade) in 16" and switched to a 3 wing 17" version in 1954 with the round, then hex motor. The double Mobilaire (Super) and Big Twin Window fan were only 17" 3 bladers, . The 4 wing 16" riviera floor version came out early 50s and also switched to the 3 wing version in 54. A 10" riviera in gray also came out in 1954, with the aqua 8", 10" and 17" filling the family out in 1956 and later. Window panels became available for the smaller rivieras and a roll stand became availabe for the single 17" riviera, with or without the air-jet grille. By the early 60s the smallest 8" riviera, the 17" twin units, and the 17" single had been discontinued. The mobilaire was now a shorter stand steel blade 17" with a box fan motor either in a standard model that tilted or a tilting model that also raised up. A small tube stand 10" riviera was also available. The last color scheme for the short stand mobilaire was avocado green, black blades and motor and white grille.. mobilaires are great fans. good luck with it 

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