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Old 07-30-2011, 03:02 PM   #61
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Default Vaca find!!

Hi, All:

Just had to show off my new find. I've got a Dominion fan that I posted earlier in the thread, but have now added a second vintage fan to the collection. I split my time between Florida and Georgia, and just happened to get dragged into an antique shop up in North Georgia. It was nothing but dolls and doilies until I found this guy: an early 1950s Vornado B38C1-1 B52. It's a pretty big (larger than the Dominion) 3-speed desk fan. Looks to be in really good shape, works on all speeds, and I doubt I'll restore it. It's only original once, after all, and it's got just a minimum of rust on it. Super pleased with the find.

Not sure about the current iteration of Vorando, but back in the '50s it was a model produced by The O.A. Sutton Corporation out of Wichita, Kansas.

Anyway, here's a crappy iPhone pic...
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:59 PM   #62
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How big is that ? Looks quite big!
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:35 PM   #63
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Not too old, but it's all metal and was given to me. Made a bracket and mounted it upside down

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Old 07-30-2011, 10:33 PM   #64
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How big is that ? Looks quite big!
Chrommagman, I'll measure more precisely when I get back home with it, but it's a bit more than 20" high and about 20" or a bit less wide. It's pretty hefty, too, from all the metal.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:30 PM   #65
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Chrommagman, I'll measure more precisely when I get back home with it, but it's a bit more than 20" high and about 20" or a bit less wide. It's pretty hefty, too, from all the metal.
Dang!!! that's large
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:21 AM   #66
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JC....want to sell that fan?
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:09 AM   #67
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Here's mine. Works great.

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Old 07-31-2011, 10:01 AM   #68
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I have one of those too, brought it home one day when my ex was bitching it was too hot in the house, needless to say she never bitched so much pickin up every darned piece of paper that was laying around.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:32 PM   #69
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A couple of the fans in my shop.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:05 PM   #70
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Excellent idea and the vintage fans are great. I'm looking for a couple copper blade fans now!
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:47 PM   #71
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Excellent idea and the vintage fans are great. I'm looking for a couple copper blade fans now!
Brass blade fans.....don't think anyone used copper. If it looks just like copper chances are it was cleaned with toilet bowl cleaner and turned colors.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:49 PM   #72
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CENTURY A5 fan at work.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:56 PM   #73
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If'n you mean me, sorry, I'm gonna keep it and wake it up.

Sorry, I haven't been back here to answer you sooner, ddawg.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:13 AM   #74
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I recently bought a 1940s Hunter Century fan to restore. The blade has been welded which is throwing the balance off. Any idea where I can score a new blade?
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I saw this One Yesterday while walking through Sears...
It also is a Hunter and comes with the bracket and a Flexable Light.
I like the fact that its not a Cheap Plastic Unit and the Price is Good!
(plus its got a classic look to it)
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:22 AM   #76
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^ 143.99 for a fan? that is NOT cheap!!
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Hi, All:

Just had to show off my new find. I've got a Dominion fan that I posted earlier in the thread, but have now added a second vintage fan to the collection. I split my time between Florida and Georgia, and just happened to get dragged into an antique shop up in North Georgia. It was nothing but dolls and doilies until I found this guy: an early 1950s Vornado B38C1-1 B52. It's a pretty big (larger than the Dominion) 3-speed desk fan. Looks to be in really good shape, works on all speeds, and I doubt I'll restore it. It's only original once, after all, and it's got just a minimum of rust on it. Super pleased with the find.

Not sure about the current iteration of Vorando, but back in the '50s it was a model produced by The O.A. Sutton Corporation out of Wichita, Kansas.

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Vornado is now in Andover KS.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:22 AM   #78
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I saw this One Yesterday while walking through Sears...
It also is a Hunter and comes with the bracket and a Flexable Light.
I like the fact that its not a Cheap Plastic Unit and the Price is Good!
(plus its got a classic look to it)
Yup, $143.00 is a lot for a fan with a trouble light attached--which I don't know what it's purpose would be--but I'm kinda liking it the more I look at it. The issue I have with it is I'd want to hang it lower so it's not just blowing the hot air near the ceiling, but then it would take up a good amount of space, which I wouldn't have with a couple of the smaller vintage fans.

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Old 08-10-2011, 12:28 PM   #79
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I just had to laugh reading oost # 63 and then # 66 and looking at chrommagman's avatar. Scroll back and try it.

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Old 08-11-2011, 05:33 PM   #80
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Those old fans sure look great, but I'm surprised that no one's mentioned one of these heavy duty shop fan beauties:

http://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.com...s-P143176.aspx

Now that's a shop fan!
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