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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 09:05 pm
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Nathan Nolan
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Basically after getting a salvaged fan very similar fan to the model and having it in soon to repair and part it out to fix my old desk fan project I decided to go ahead and try something new.

So I went ahead and pulled a couple tens and a fifty and then bought me a giant General electric heater..it seems to be as if it was hung from a workshop or wear house ceiling.I was hoping to get it working for my workshop until I saw that it was a 240 and not a 110 in the picture on the label.

Any ideas what this thing could be?When was it made?What companies might have used it etc.

Thanks!


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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 09:09 pm
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Levi Mevis
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That was probably a shop heater, as in a workshop or a garage, because most shops like that have at least a couple of 220v hookups for air compressors and welders etc. So a heater like this would just hook up to a 220v power outlet in a garage that wasn't being used.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 09:35 pm
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Nathan Nolan
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So possibly a shop heater of some kind.They run off of 220.What year could this possibly be?

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 09:52 pm
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probably 1940s or 1950s, that's about as close to an age as I can get for that fan. somebody else on here might have some ads or literature with this heater fan in it that has a date on it that they might share. Maybe Russ might chime in?  :wondering:

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 Posted: Wed Dec 27th, 2017 10:28 pm
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That thing is cool. Post some pics of the resto!  And prob use high temp (barbecue grill) type paint if that is in order, and wire a plug for 240 to power it up!

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 Posted: Thu Dec 28th, 2017 12:34 am
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Absolutely will when it arrives here soon I literally am so hyped I just can't wait to see this monster  :clap:

I usually try engine enamal with gloss as its heat resistant and beautiful on a prepped surface.Its a paint job in a can.

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