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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I have seen a lot of old fans on CW lately so I decided to post my not so pretty MAICO EO40 oscillating table fan. It is not in its best shape but still works. It is noisy and the oscillating mechanism doesn't work cause it's missing a gear.

    The blades were painted in an ugly and rusty brown that I decided to sand off cause I thought they would look better in black. Then I liked the "rat rod" looks it got, so now this is how it looks. The paint is missing everywhere and the general construction won't win any quality prize. This was probably a cheap product made during WWII or right after.

    It has three speeds and the speed control is made through a very strange and apparently dangerous ceramic resistance placed inside the base.

    MAICO was founded as Maico Elektroapparate-Fabrik GmbH in 1928 by Christian Maier in Schwenningen, Germany. It is still in the fan business.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Great looking fan. Were the blades originally brass? The rat rod look is working on this.
    2. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Very cool:)
    3. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Nice find and it will keep you cool too :-)
    4. mcheconi mcheconi, 6 years ago
      Fortapache, thanks for the love! The blades are originally made of steel. No brass for this poor thing. And the body is almost entirely made of an alloy similar to zamac. Very cheap.
    5. mcheconi mcheconi, 6 years ago
      Thanks Trey, Manikin, vetraio, Caperkid, nicefice and Kydur.
    6. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 6 years ago
      It makes a statement, which makes it a grand slam !
    7. mcheconi mcheconi, 6 years ago
      Thank you bladerunner22.
    8. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
      Beautiful patina, don't change it!
    9. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 6 years ago
      Here is wishing you a great Christmas Season and Happy New Year mcheconi, may all your dreams and wishes occur !
    10. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Just saw this type of fan front on a TV show called American Pickers on the History channel. There was a professor on there who collected and knew everything about every fan ever made. So much so, it was weird. We're all a little crazy here but that guy had it BAD. This one is great. :)

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