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Posted 2 years ago


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I found this nice little electric fan this morning, it's made by Calor around 1950's and the base is in bakelite, hopefully there are no cracks at all and complete, the bakelite is really nice marbleized in red, brown and burgundy, another nice one for the collection


  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Don't know if you caught my comment on an earlier fan poste, but use only Marvel Mystery Oil as any other oils gum-up and burn-out fans. New or old.
  2. fifties50s fifties50s, 2 years ago
    Thanks for you comment about marvel mystery oil, actually all my fans have the electric cord cut, I'm not good at all in electricity and I can't replaced myself, so all my fans are for decoration in my room

    by the way, I don't think I can find marvel mystery oil in Europe
  3. toracat toracat, 2 years ago
    Hi love your fan, I just got one as you know, it ran clunking! It has an oil hole on top labeled, I sprayed WD-40 into it and now it runs smooth!!!
  4. RAD21289 RAD21289, 2 years ago
    Beautiful Fan
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Toracat, WD40 is not a lubricant & is gone in days. Use the Marvel as I said. We use a lot of fans & there was quite a bit of trial & error before we got it pegged down.
  6. fifties50s fifties50s, 2 years ago
    Wd40 is fantastic to use on seized bolts or parts that are rusted together but for lubricants I've heard from Blunderbuss2 and other people that marvel is the best, sady that's to available in Europe
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    OK fifties, I'm going to tell you the best that we came up with for fans before we discovered Marvel to be the best. We couldn't find a 3rd best but no that others we tried seemed to collect dust or whatever, bog-down & burn-up fans. This is going to shock you as it would not ever occur to anybody. Vaseline Intensive Care hand lotion. Sounds crazy but it works. Never use grease, sewing machine oil, gun oil unless you want your fan to burn-out in short order. Most fans do not have brushes & any drag will eventually burn them out. Any time you turn off a fan & it doesn't free-wheel ALL the way to stop, it's marvel time! Do this & they will last forever. Learning from other people's mistakes is a virtue while learning from your own when experience is available is not.
  8. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 1 year ago
    This fan is definitely pre-50's. Calor was a French manufactured fan that also made some that were branded as Ventor. I don't know much about this fan, but it relal is a neat one to have.

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