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    Posted 5 years ago

    MrTrains
    (27 items)

    I got this fan for $20.00 at a Antique show.
    This fan runs so smooth and quiet, this fan dose not have a model or info label. or dose it have a spot for one.

    The off switch is on the back of the motor housing. it's a sliding switch, one speed. The fan might be one speed but it's the perfect breeze not to much or to little of a breeze.
    The fan is 10" tall with 8" blades. the fan is made of all metal.

    Here's the info on this NorthEast fan.

    Dayton
    fans becomes Dayfan in 1926.
    Dayfan is sold to Delco in 1929.
    Rochester Coil begins in 1908.
    The name is changed to Northeast Electric in 1911.
    Northeast is purchased by General Motors in 1929, General Motors already owns Delco so they in essence own Dayfan as well. They merge the companies.
    Dayfan fans offered by Northeast Electric come out in 1930.
    A year or two later, the fans are labeled only as Delco.
    Charles Kettering the head of Delco served as president of Dayton or Dayfan for a while.

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    Comments

    1. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      I'm sure they oiled or at least greased it when they rewired it, but I'd take the back off and oil the shaft of it with a fan lubricant. I use 3 in 1, but you can smell it in a small room. LOL. There are bearing oils out there, sold on e-Bay as industrial fan lubricants. It's necessary to do it every couple years.
    2. MrTrains MrTrains, 5 years ago
      I oil my fans with 3 and 1 oil, with the blue label.
      This blue label 3 and 1 motor oil is recommended by most of the members of the AFCA.

      I always oil my old fans be for I use them,
      even if I just run them on a rare occasion. I take care of my old fans as car guys take care of there cars. Love and care to keep them running and happy (My Fans)
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Nothing but Marvel Mystery Oil !! Almost everything else gums up & burns out fans. I would, put 3 in 1 in an enemy's fan. In 44 years in the tropics, we tried everything. The only 2 things we have found to keep a fan running forever is Marvel &, believe it of not, Vaseline Intensive Care.
    4. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      Blunderbuss, I don't know how related it is, but my fan that exploded, exploded after I put Marvel in it. I won't use it. LOL.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Spirit, did you dip it ? Source of the problem was not Marvel, I promise you .
    6. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      Blunderbuss, all I did was add some to the shaft. LOL.
      The only Marvel I could find is red and is meant for aeroplane and car engines.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Royal Purple is what the fan guys say to use but they seem to have quit making the proper weight. Probably something similar with the Marvel Oil, has to be the right weight. Whatever this guy is selling will work.....

      http://vintagewireandsupply.com/

      Looks like now he is selling Zoomspout.

      The back of the fan is on upsidedown, that is an easy fix. That was a great rice and Vintagewiresupply guy can set you up with a proper cord. Looks like the cord got replaced several decades ago. My just by looking at it guestimate is late 1920s-early 1930s.

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