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 Posted: Wed Dec 4th, 2019 03:25 pm
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Walter Hall
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I had this fan restore to working condition and use it occasionally. How can I determine the year it was made? During the restoration I lost the two screws that attach the handle. Can originals or something close be found? Thanks.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 5th, 2019 02:38 am
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Alex Rushing
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GE didn't use a lot of standard thread sizes. Maybe post a thread in the buy/sell/trade under "WTB Vortalex handle screws"?

As far as years, I'm not sure.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 5th, 2019 02:42 am
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Found some.  Thanks

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 Posted: Thu Dec 5th, 2019 02:44 am
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Excellent!

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 Posted: Sat Dec 7th, 2019 08:32 am
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Your fan dates to the early 1940s, which makes it a second generation GE Vortalex, I have one just like it, and mine is in near mint condition. 
If you search the forum in the search bar on here for GE manufacture dates, there is a whole thread devoted to telling one how they can tell when their GE fan was made. 

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 Posted: Sat Dec 7th, 2019 12:02 pm
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Here’s a discussion on GE’s use of their own thread pitch back in the day.  Don’t know about the screws for the handles in these. I’ve only collected the older first gen vorties. Good luck!http://www.afcaforum.com/view_topic.php?id=47936&forum_id=1&highlight=Vortalex+screw+thread

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 Posted: Wed Dec 18th, 2019 11:41 pm
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Michael Mirin
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The Tan and Bronze model was made from 1946 to 49. 1950 saw
GE to their Mist Gray color which was a metal flake blue in 1950. The first gen was black and polished Aluminum from 1938
until 1945. During WWII production was stopped and resumed after the war.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 19th, 2019 02:58 pm
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Levi Mevis wrote: there is a whole thread devoted to telling one how they can tell when their GE fan was made. 
http://www.afcaforum.com/forum1/51217.html

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 Posted: Thu Dec 19th, 2019 04:27 pm
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I was able to acquire the screws and nuts from a member, and now the fan is back to all original parts . Thanks. Also learned that the year made was 1946-49.  Thanks again

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