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 Posted: Wed Dec 20th, 2017 12:41 am
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Ben Phelps
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Hi,I acquired this old belt-driven window fan this past Saturday after waiting a week to pick it up. It was getting thrown away so I felt good about saving it, now I want to make it look new again. This fan is unbranded other than the motor which is a 1/4 HP Delco. Such a weird fan, and I can't wait to see what it looks like after restoration. 

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 Posted: Wed Dec 20th, 2017 12:43 am
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 Posted: Wed Dec 20th, 2017 03:25 am
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I would say that quite possibly the motor tag is your answer for the brand of your fan, and that is Delco, I believe your fan might be a Delco from the late 1940s or early 1950s.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 20th, 2017 04:02 am
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Thanks for that info, wow I had no idea it was that old. I expected 1950-1960.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 20th, 2017 02:07 pm
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Well Delco didn't make fans much after the the 1950s, most Delco Fans are 1940s or Before.

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that is an awesome save! i dont know what kind it is, looks like a torrington blade and the motor being delco could simply be just that, motor only and those motors could be replaced with washing machine and other motors. I know Delco made desk fans i have one....the case looks like an early International but they were very lightweight and not belt drive... the choices are many. great find...us Mothers Aluminum Mag Wheel Polish on those blades and if they arent scratched up you will have mirrors...good luck with it 

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