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Al Bersted Zero Electric Oscillating Fan 1950s

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    Posted 6 years ago

    fortapache
    (2381 items)

    Al Bersted was known for making cheap appliances. Toasters, waffle irons and mostly electric fans. These were sold under many names and many brands. Often these were sold in dime stores often under the brand name would be the name of the store selling it.
    Some notes on the fan. It has a 13" cage and oscillates, that and it moves back and forth. It is made from stamped metal unlike a more expensive fan like a Westinghouse which would be made like a tank.
    This fan is known for having one of the best logos ever with the melting ice" Zero".
    Vintage fans almost always have a feature for mounting it to a wall. A fan from the 20s would have three or four holes to bolt the fan to a wall. This one is much lighter and requires a single screw to hold it up.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Very COOL!!!!
    2. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      I just got one of these little fans, you just reminded me to post it:) great fan.
    3. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      Is really cool, love the logo as well, thanks for share the interesting comment too!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much jscott.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much Trey. I look forward to seeing it.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      And thank you very much Virginia.vintage once again.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you
      PatSea
      jscott0363
      CindB
      officialfuel
      Trey
      aghcollect
      Virginia.vintage
      Jewels
      vetraio50
      SEAN68
      EJW-54
      charmsomeone
    8. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Thank you Kydur.
    9. mxmarinemom mxmarinemom, 5 years ago
      I just bought one at a garage sale for $3... my husband tightened screws and gave it a bit of love... works like a champ... it sure can move the air! Wow... I am now hooked on the fan!! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this information! I shall have to post a photo of mine as well!
    10. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much mxmarinemom. Be sure to get some Royal Purple for lubrication. They sell it on ebay.
      Would love to see your fan.

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