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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I bought it for the motor, though it is a neat fan for what it is. It has two hooks as part of the wire cage that reminds me of a waffle, and a lug on the opposite end. Also, a stand much like antique bike stands is adjustable o the back where they normally attach to a base. It has one rubber bumper to prevent damage to walls.

    The only markings are what is left of the old wiring, which has an Underwriters sticker and Hayfield, for which I found a Hayfield Electric in Kalamazoo, Michigan (semi local) and wonder if it came from there.

    Assuming 1940s. Early rubber cord and an out-dated Spring-Action plug.

    Ideas on it?

    It moves itself across the floor when on.... I feel like it would chase you around and try to eat you.... LOL.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Very cool fan, reminds me of the Kwik-Way fans. My guess is post WWII - 1950s.
    2. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Just a quick note is that industrial fans hand enclosed cages to avoid accidents. Fans for home use had the open style cages until sometime in the 1960s.
    3. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      What size is the blade dia. SP? "Shame on You"!lol I don't know what you have, but maybe you can find it in the link below, or the links within the link.Good Luck!

    4. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Fort Apache, the cages are similar, but none have the strange texture of what almost looks like a leather finish on steel. LOL.
      I'd have thought it the other way around.

      lzenglish, thank you for the link. I am not near it at the moment, but it's a normal house-fan size.

      Mac Daddy Rico, I'm usually okay with the open cages, except that this one moves on its own. LOL.
    5. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 3 years ago
      Cool fan ya don't see many that hang any more, You might be able to put some rubber tubing on the floor contact points to keep it from walking around so much?
      or a leather strap that you can nail to the floor lol
    6. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      John, these floors are pretty new still. To damage them.... she'd be so unhappy! LOL.

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