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 Posted: Sat May 12th, 2018 05:40 pm
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Chris Talley
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Hey guys. I purchased a Vornado 12D1 the other day that was different than any other 12D1 I have ever seen. It's kind of hard to explain, but I will try. The differences start with the ring guard. The normal ring guard has two spots that accept round stock and two spots that have a flat "bracket" coming off of it. See Fig.1 





The one I just got has four spots that accept round stock and no flat brackets. See Fig.2





The differences continue outwards to the rest of the fan. The cone has four rubber grommets installed (See Fig.3), where the normal one has no grommets at all. See Fig.4







The same is true for the main shroud. See Fig.5 and 6







Here are some other interesting points of the fan: 





-The hole pattern for the grill suggest that it is an early style vertical bar grill instead of the later concentric circles style.







-This fan was wired similar to its pedestal counterpart with the power cord fed thru the support arm and out the bottom of the base. See Fig.7 and 8







-The serial number of 8002 (See Fig.9) suggest an early run. I am guessing right after the goose neck versions were manufactured. Note: I have a goose neck 12D1 with a serial number if 344 and a "regular" 12D1 with a serial number of 52330 to help "gauge" the date it was manufactured. 







It is definitely a variation of the design most popular for the 12D1's. Any information that you guys might have would be very helpful.







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 Posted: Sat May 12th, 2018 05:42 pm
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Chris Talley
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Well darn. I posted this in the wrong area. It should be in the Pre 1950s.
My mistake.

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 12:07 pm
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chris do you know William comley? he might be able to shed some light 

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 03:02 pm
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Hey Lawrence. Yes, I spoke with William Comley and Rich Raclawski and neither of them have seen this variation before. 

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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2018 03:10 pm
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your definitely in uncharted waters now!! Good luck with your research

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