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Posted 3 months ago

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fortapache
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The correct answer is not as it was made by McGraw Electric Co which means Al Bersted. To recap a bit Al Bersted sold his company to McGraw Electric and then became the president of McGraw Electric. Let us just say he was a wheeler dealer. Anyway he was responsible for many of the low cost appliances from the 1920s until the early 1960s. They are said to be cheaply made but many still work as does this one. Cheaply made was a different standard back then.
Back to this fan it has the Wizard logo on the badge with Western Auto Supply Co. along the edge of the badge and a model #. It is the same as Eskimo fans from McGraw Electric. They made a few different fans for Western Auto.
This is an 8" fan (blade width) and non oscillating. It has a nice cream color and a bit of rust. Looks like this one is close to 1960 based on the cage design and styling.

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  1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
    I love the old fans like this one. The motors on them all seemed to be quite heavy and really well made.
  2. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you very much Scott. They are nice little chunks of metal.
  3. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you
    mikelv85
    jscott0363
    buckethead
    TassieDevil
    Caperkid
    blunderbuss2
  4. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 months ago
    Cooooooool fan !!

    Did you see my note on that other one that i thought was a marriage ? They look good together and no need for them to Divorce......LOL
  5. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you very much antiquerose. Yes I saw your comment and agreed about it. The only thing is I forgot which item it was. I will look it up.
  6. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you very much Thomas. You can be in the fan club.
  7. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you
    Lzenglish
    vetraio50
    antiquerose
    brunswick
    racer4four
  8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 months ago
    Love old fans like this. They look so cool
  9. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you very much Vintagefran. I agree of course.
  10. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you Irishcollector.
  11. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you
    AnythingObscure
    mikelv85
    JImam
    aura
  12. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you gargoylecollector.
  13. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 3 months ago
    Those are great till now!
  14. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you very much Virginia.vintage.
  15. fortapache fortapache, 3 months ago
    Thank you SEAN68.

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