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    Posted 8 years ago

    fortapache
    (2619 items)

    A 8" fan and I am thinking it late 1940s. It has a cast iron base like a 1930s fan and cage design like a 1950s fan. The motor housing is pressed steel. This is another of the dime store/drug store fans. Also although I am not sure this may be a Bersted item. There is a serial number on the underside of the base but not city of manufacture listed.
    I am now thinking this is late 1930s or 40s due to the pan style motor housing.

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    Comments

    1. tom61375, 8 years ago
      BEEFY!! Love it!
    2. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you tom61375, it is rather solid.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you officialfuel.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you EJW-54.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you blunderbuss2.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you gargoyle collector.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you Aimathena.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 8 years ago
      Thank you packrat-place.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Once more thank you again catteann.
    10. wiskeylizard, 7 years ago
      I have a 16 inch like that and it is an Bersted from the late 1930s.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much wiskeylizard. I will have to amend the description to 1930s. Apparently this is from the United Drug Company which became Rexall. But they just sold them. Had a feeling the hand of Al Berstad was behind this.
      Does yours oscillate? This one is only an 8" fan.
    12. wiskeylizard, 7 years ago
      No is doesn't, its a stationary model.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you Nicefice.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you brunswick.

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