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    Posted 7 years ago

    MLyons
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    Hi...Would like some info on our Westinghouse Electric Oscillating Fan we received at a flea market (trade). Yes, We think we came out ahead..It works and oscillates..Needs to be Rewired and cleaned up (just dirt)..We think the fan blades are wooden..Once we clean up a little we will know for sure..Paint is like coming off of them...Any info on this great fan would be appreciated..Would love to know about how old this fan is..Thank You for any info or comments...M lyons

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      The blades wouldn't be made of wood.
      See if a magnet sticks.
    2. MLyons, 7 years ago
      Thank You walksoftly. Just tested blades...Magnet does not stick..They feel much like wood. They are sorta thin and hollow sounding. Not like metal . Brass would be heavier I would think. After cleaning metal plate tonight this is what we found....# 4855 is above (8-14-24)....The style is 315745-A...The fan is very heavy...weighs 15.11 oz..Thank You again for Your imput..Will keep researching this...Mary L
    3. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      If the blades are brass it is 1920-25 plus/minus a couple years. Oh it is a model 315745-A, that makes it much easier. 1930s.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
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    5. MLyons, 7 years ago
      Thank You fortapache for your info..Will try and clean it up a little more this p.m. to check on the blades...I will try and move it in right catagory also..Thank You again....MLyons
    6. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Looks like some rust on those blades so I will guess they are steel. Back then it was steel or aluminum. They were pretty much done with brass. It should have the cloth covered twisted wire for the cord. Cleaning it up should be fine, don't think a full restoration would be worth the time or money.
    7. wiskeylizard, 7 years ago
      The blades are Micarda. It is an early plastic Westinghouse invented for their fans.
    8. MLyons, 7 years ago
      Thanks for info wiskeylizard..will try and check into that further..Thks againMLyons
    9. hellonikita, 5 years ago
      I happened upon this post while looking for info on the exact same fan...
      The funny thing is - this fan and many other items were left to me by my Dad, and our last name is Lyon! What a coin coincidence...
      I would like to know what it is worth?

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