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 Posted: Sun Mar 7th, 2010 10:21 pm
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John Thoden
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Don the Lakewood Window fan you have in your profile photo. I had one. My Dad game it to me. Bearings in the Redmond motor finally gave up the ghost.

What model is that fan? I want to try and find a working unit somewhere.

 

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 Posted: Mon Mar 8th, 2010 06:01 am
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Michael Mirin
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How about this Creampuff, 65 Manning Bowman

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Michael Mirin
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Carey Snellings wrote: Myles Gifford wrote: here is my blue Dominion befor it went up in flames
How did it go up in flames?

The motor burned out.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 8th, 2010 09:38 pm
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Derek Anthony
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here is a pic of my recent find, a 12 inch eskimo box fan

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 Posted: Tue Mar 9th, 2010 12:33 pm
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Michael Mirin
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Nice little fan,I like the 3 wingers.There a little more uncommon.

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one day when i have nothing to do i will join you with some photos (i think) but it would be some time in the attic. i live close to bill kreiner and jeff rusnak. i have cleaned out a bunch of duplicates the last 2 years and see some on this site. i have a good series of 50's and 60's westinghouse and ge fans and some lakewood, chelsea and lasko singles amongst others. i still have more to part with and will start on ebay again next month, still clearing out excess christmas stuff. the thread for window fans is now so long i cant figure out who spoke last  and have some to add there as well. lets hope i can figure out how to attach pictures! ... tom

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john that was actually mine and i am tickled don has it.now  i had three at one point, two VIM models with the GE export motor and the Country Aire with the redmond motor (with spring loaded caps on the oil ports) The VIM models had a little fancier graphics on the control panel but essentially were the same except for the motor.

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Michael Mirin
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Hey Tom do you know much about Chelsey?

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Hi John,

That Lakewood Country Aire I have pictured is a model BTR 720- 3.  It was made around 1957.

Similar fans were made from 1953 on, when Lakewood began making that particular blade design.  Lakewood 20" fans made prior to 1953 had a different design. 

I bought that fan from Tom Zapf, who has posted here.  As a kid we had a JC Penney (rebadged Lakewood) that was one tough hombre of a fan.  My dad says his parents bought it during the summer of 1953.  It fell out of the window, was repaired and was used seasonally up through the 1990s.  It was one of a couple fans we had that spurred my initial interest, so when I saw this for sale, I had to buy it.  Since then, I have found and purchased the fan pictured here- the same exact fan we had when I was a kid- a 3 sp exhaust only model W20-3 window fan.  It too has a Redmond motor.

The Lakewood's with Redmond motors are much harder to find than those with GE, Fasco, Westinghouse or McMillan, as they are older. 

Good Luck in your search.  Should I come across a similar fan, I'll contact you!

 

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 Somebody has got to have some info on this Chelsea Fan.I beleive it is from the late 30s-early 40s.

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The Control panel.

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When were spinit fans Made,and why were they made?The motor on that thing looks massive.

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Don, I really appreciate your reply.

 

I had the model that had a round pilot light in it. Not the square one.   I would love to find someone who would sell me a Country Aire Fan similar to the one in your profile.

I would cherish it forever. These fans are built so much better than the ones that are on the market today. Plastic blades and non metal cases or housings are not the best. I am just starting to collect fans, and another I could look for is an old GE oscillator.

Thanks ,my friend

John Thoden   :D  :clap:

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my box fans are

order is smallest to largest

1. 12 inch coast air box fan with four paddles

2. 12 inch eskimo with three paddles pictured above

3. 12 inch superelectric box fan with plastic grills and four blades

4. 12 inch toastmaster box fan with the large motor

5. 12 inch westinghouse with the four braced blades and a stand

now the large ones

1. 2 eskimo box fans one two speed and one reversable

2. two hunter / montgomery wards three bladed box fans, one white two speeder and one brown three speeder

3. a superelectric box fan with the five plastic blades

4. fasco/montgomery wards true cold fan with the three paddles and a venturi

5. except for the older metal models just about every lakewood ever made

6. edison infinate speed / three speed confort fan/ and 2 thin in lites, one with its original box , and one tan one

7. kel air box fan

8. seven bladed hunter with the plastic grill on the front and metal on the back.

9 and a badly beaten up exl box fan

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These are my Email Coolmaster box fans. One of them is made in 1st of August 1975. The other is made in 29th of July 1975. It is hard to tell on the second one because the month on the year of the second one the date stamp is smudged. These fans were made in Orange, New South Wales, Australia by Email Electric Division. They still work to this day. These fans have 30 centimetre wide blade sets. They have beefy motors as well. They word master in their name is not pronounced master like it is in the U.S.A, it is pronounced mahstah. The Australian & British  pronounciation of the word.

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Pre Internet! Nice fans.

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I've been using this guy regularly. Not very powerful, and it rattles a lot due to a bent frame. But I've kept it because of the color. :cool:


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I have one that looks just like the coolmaster that has the Vornado name on it.

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Mark Allen wrote: I have one that looks just like the coolmaster that has the Vornado name on it.
Mark, would you post pictures of your Vornado pivot box fan?.

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Wow! This is the first time I have seen this antique thread! I don't normally visit here on the post 1950 board. I too, have gotten into boxfans and have seven at the moment. I like all-metal versions like Don's Country Aires. And I especially love the sound of a 20" 3-blade venturi boxfan...that deep thrumming is a very relaxing sound! I'll post photos of my current collection of boxers.

This is my 40's - 50's Duralux 20" reversible, thermostat boxer.

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I paid $3.00 and change for this little 12" Edison boxer. It has plastic white front grille and metal rear grille with brownish-gray translucent blades, 3-speeds and runs fine. Got it at Unique.

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JC Penny 9705 (Lakewood). NICE sounding fan! Got it at Unique.

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Lakewood 223 20" gotten at Unique/Value Villageā†The same company...

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I have two very heavy Mathes Cooler wooden boxfans. The closest one has the completely adjustable front grille, to direct air in multiple directions at once. The one in the rear I found at Unique Thrift Store (!!) for $9.00.

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I got this at half-price at Unique! It is an NOS Aikens "Breeze-All" entirely metal boxer. Even the handle and speed control knob are metal! And this fan has the finest sound of any boxer in my collection, an incredible deep, bass thrumming. We believe this was made by R&M/Hunter as it came from Tennessee.

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Fred- That Atkins is a sweet fan.  And, yes, it was made by Hunter R&M.  They made several rebadges, Atkins aming them.  I have seen identical fans labeled as Wards Signature and Hunter.

I've always wanted to get a Hunter.  Your description of the "deep thrumming" sound convinces me I need to.

 

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you got some great looking fans Fred!

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Colin Hill wrote: Mark Allen wrote: I have one that looks just like the coolmaster that has the Vornado name on it.
Mark, would you post pictures of your Vornado pivot box fan?.

Here ya go the Vornado

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