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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    Hard to say how old this fan is as I have never researched these before. I am thinking it is older as it has a cast iron base. Probably mid century. Pressed steel replaces cast iron in fans during the 1950s.
    As I have mentioned a few times before industrial fans would have enclosed cages unlike the cages of home fans up until the 1960s.. If one is driving a truck or bus you wouldn't want to stick your fingers in the fan while trying to change the radio station. Fans similar to this all over the post WWII aircraft carrier USS Midway. Tight quarters there and the ship lists a bit in a turn and your nose is shorter.
    What I would really like is a nice rusty one as seen in the hit movie Duel.
    This fan is DC only as it is powered by a 12 volt battery. In the long ago it could be connected to any vehicle. Not so much now.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Love this beauty, so handy to have a battery version, this must have caused lots of fights in a car !~
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Great fan fortapache!! Any time I see a vintage fan, while treasure hunting, you're the first person that comes to mind.
    3. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 4 years ago
      Boy you have a bunch of these fans don't you fp?
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Phil. The loser will have to open a window.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. Saw a few today I considered purchasing.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Brunswick.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much McCoyNelson. 20 something or so.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      TassieDevil
      vetraio50
      PhilDMorris
      jscott0363
      betweenthelens
      Brunswick
      nutsabotas6
      Newfld
      elanski
      iggy
      buckethead
      Caperkid
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      racer4four
      mikelv85
      Aimathena welcome back
      betweenthelens
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    11. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      There's an antique store in a neighbouring city with a bunch that seem to be 1920s-1950s. Some are brass bladed. Others have the rubber safety blades. All for cars. One was powered by the vacuum created by the pistons.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much SpiritBear. Those sound quite cool especially brass blades. There was a nicer one but the price not quite right.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you freon.

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