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[size=On Thursday, March 27, 1947, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for RIVER BREEZE by KLOPPENBORG FOUNDRY & FAN CO., DAVENPORT 52802. The USPTO has given the RIVER BREEZE trademark serial number of 71519669. The current federal status of this trademark filing is EXPIRED. The correspondent listed for RIVER BREEZE is ATTN JEFF COOK of NAGLE, HARRIS, COOK, ET AL., 126 KIRKWOOD BOULEVARD, DAVENPORT, IA 52803 . The RIVER BREEZE trademark is filed in the category of Smoker's Products . The description provided to the USPTO for RIVER BREEZE is CIRCULATING AND EXHAUST FANS. RIVER BREEZE]

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1954 Winter off-season marketing:

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1955 Kloppenborg marketed other makes as well: 


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1958: Aluminum Foundry magazine 1958 - The Kloppenborg Foundry and Fan Co. , Davenport, Iowa are producing heavy-duty, one-piece, cast aluminium alloy fan propellers, having a capability of delivering 41, 000 cu. ft. per min. at 1700 r. p. m. They are used in mining operations and in the ventilation and exhaust of factories and offices. 

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1964 Kloppenborg Foundry re-locates:


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The man who started it all, John P. Kloppenborg, retires in 1988:



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The company that bears his name is still manufacturing castings and blades (no cages or bases): http://www.kloppenborgfoundry.biz/index.html                        HEAVY DUTY FAN PROPELLERS
Available in two-bladed as shown below, or in four-bladed of similar designed blades. Four-bladed has larger hub for extra-added protection. These are not assembled blades but are cast in one piece to eliminate the danger of flying apart. Made of high grade aluminum alloy. All are precision balanced. All blades have standard keyways for bore size requested. Also, two set screws in each. Bored to your requirements up to 1 ½” bore. Clockwise rotation, facing shaft end of motor.


FOUR-BLADED TYPE


CATALOG NO.

DIA.

NET WT. LBS

1750 RPM HP Aprx CFM

1150 RPM HP AprxCFM

850 RPM HP Aprx CFM

FP4H-360

36”

13

3 21,000

1 ½ 13,000

¾ 10,500

FP4H-420

42”

14 ½

5 31,000

3  23,000

2 19,500

FP4H-480

48”

16

7 ½ 41,000

5 34,000

3 26,000


TWO-BLADED TYPE



CATALOG NO.

DIA.

NET WT. LBS

1750 RPM HP Aprx CFM

1150 RPM HP AprxCFM

850 RPM HP Aprx CFM

TP2H-360

36”

7

1 ½ 18,000

1 11,000

¾ 9,500

TP2H-420

42”

7 ½

3 28,000

3 18,000

1 14,000

TP2H-480

48”

8

5 33,500

3 28,000

2 19,000





TWO BLADE Fan Blade

(Standard Type)

Here is another low priced cast aluminum blade of the same quality as the above blades, except two-bladed. Precision balanced, clockwise rotation. Two set screws.



Catalog No.

DIA.

AVAILABLE BORE Sizes

1725 RPM HP AprxCFM

1140 RPM HP Aprx CFM

900 RPM HP Aprx CFM

TP-150

15”

½, ⅝, ¾

1/10 2150

1/10 1640

1/20 1100

TP-180

18”

½, ⅝, ¾

⅛ 2800

⅛ 2200

1/20 1480

TP-200

20”

½, ⅝, ¾

⅙ 3900

⅛ 3040

1/10 2065

TP-240

24”

½, ⅝, ¾

¼ 4850

⅙ 3700

⅛ 2560

TP-300

30”

½, ⅝, ¾ , ⅞. 1

½ 9500

¼ 7350

⅙ 4950

TP-360

36”

½, ⅝, ¾ , ⅞, 1

1 14100

½ 11200

¼ 7200




THREE BLADE FAN BLADE

(DeLuxe Dish Type)

A quiet smooth-running fan blade, cast from high grade aluminum alloy. Good for many years of satisfactory service. All blades cast to hub in one piece, eliminating the danger of flying apart as may happen to a riveted-to-hub type. Precision balanced. A very durable and efficient blade. All blades run clockwise facing shaft end of motor. Two set screws in each, Available in “Unpolished" finish.



CATALOG No.

DIA.

AVAILABLE BORE SIZES

1725 RPM HP AprxCFM

1140 RPM HP AprxCFM

900 RPM HP AprxCFM

DP120

12” inch blade

5/16, ⅜, ½

1/25 1255

1/40 850

1/50 625

DP140

14” inch blade

⅜, ½, ⅝

1/20 1800

1/30 1300

1/40 900

DP150

15” inch blade

⅜, ½, ⅝

1/10 2800

1/20 2200

1/20 1450

DP160

16” inch blade

⅜, ½,⅝

⅛ 3100

1/10 2400

1/20 1650

DP180

18” inch blade

½, ⅝, ¾

⅙ 3900

⅛ 2950

1/20 1980

DP200

20” inch blade

½, ⅝, ¾

¼ 4840

⅙ 3740

⅛ 2500

DP240

24” inch blade

½, ⅝, ¾

½ 8165

¼ 6240

⅛ 4250

DP300

30” inch blade

½, ⅝, ¾, ⅞  

1 14500

½ 10500

¼ 7250

DP360

36” inch blade

½, ⅝, ¾, ⅞,1

3 28000

1 ½ 14900

¾ 10150

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Very nice info!  It was really interesting that they were marketing these blades for DIY fan builders as well as selling their own fan assemblies. That was back in the day where the average handy homeowner would enjoy taking on such a project!
Those blades are nice looking, too. They are as artistic as they are functional.


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I wonder the cost to cast a replica blade?

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Richard Daugird wrote: I wonder the cost to cast a replica blade?
Kloppenborg Foundry & Fan Co

3742 W River Dr, Davenport, IA 52802

Phone: (563) 322-0260



http://kloppenborgtfoundryandfan.com/

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Russ Huber wrote: Richard Daugird wrote: I wonder the cost to cast a replica blade?

Kloppenborg Foundry & Fan Co



3742 W River Dr, Davenport, IA 52802



Phone: (563) 322-0260







http://kloppenborgtfoundryandfan.com/






It's awesome to see that a small volume foundry like this is still in business. Very encouraging!

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Mike Kearns wrote: 1962


I'm having an "OLD FAN ROUND-UP" too!


But with even a better incentive!


Trade any old outdated Meston for two


(yes I said two!) brand new in the box


Laskos.  Your choice of model(s).


Desk, pedestal or box fans.


Of course I'll gladly pay all shipping.


Any takers?  PM me!

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The young lady is holding a 36" diameter blade.








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David Allen, that all aluminum fan I gave you awhile ago could potentially be one of these, no?

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