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In 1929, William L. Kisling opened Kisco Boiler and Engineering, manufacturing, selling and installing boilers and boiler components. The business prospered, providing money for product diversification and expansion in 1936.

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The first Kisco floor circulator, the "Coolerator", did not have a tabletop over the wind cone. The switch was a McGill Levolier, and the production fans were sturdily built, having cast-iron legs. Example shown is courtesy of the Mirin Collection: 

























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William Ginder allowed Kisco to manufacture fans based on his design under license: 











Example shown below from the Tedrick Collection:













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1945 - Deflecto ceiling fans observed have had Baldor motors, motor and red/gold Airistocrat courtesy the Petta Collection: 





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Kisco manufactures circulators for Kenmore as a sub-contractor for Sears:

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1958 - 1958 is the last year Kisco marketed their fans and ventilating products, selling off their remaining stock at wholesale prices, and continuing operation of Kisco Boiler Engineering, in anticipation of a more lucrative chapter in the Kisco story, munitions and metal boxes for them. American contractors are working 24-7 schmoozing influential politicans and high ranking members of the military as rumors begin to swirl of future conflict in South East Asia: 

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1959 - Kisco begins shifting production of ventilating fans to metal ammunition cases for various government defense contracts for the U.S. Government:

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  1966 - Kisco gets a very big contract as the Vietnam War escalates, making food for the "King of Battle":




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1985 - The son of the founder, J. W. Kisling sells Kisco for a great profit, retires and becomes a philanthropist.

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1986 - The wife of the founder and the former president and vice-president of Kisco passes away:

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As images of excellent original Kisco products or further data becomes available, I will continue to add to the information by year. If you have Kisco information not shown, please PM me what you have, I'll edit the data/images and add it to the timeline, and gladly credit you. I have images of a lot of what's advertised, but every image doesn't make the cut quality wise. Keep checking back, and enjoy!  :D 

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Mike - thank you SOOOO much for posting all of this. This is great information!

I had a Kisco hassock fan as a kid, but it was sold at a yard sale when I was in college in the mid-1980's. I bought another one (same model) at FF last year. Photo attached. From the information you posted, I now know mine was made in the 1952-1957 range. 

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