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    Posted 3 years ago

    clockerman
    (41 items)

    Finally the cold wet spring is hopefully over. Now the search begins again, last weekend I found this lil treasure in a local barn sale. The owner let this fan come home with me for a couple of bucks. Vornado electric fan model 16 C2-1. Stands about 12 " high and about a 7 " base. The fan needs a good cleaning and polishing and a little 20 weight oil. I plugged it in and it works great. Believe this one is from the early 1950s.
    Hope you enjoy!!!

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    1. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Thanks for stopping by and loving my post.
      Purvis
      pw-collector
      officialfuel
      Tigra
      Anik
      fortapache
      Caperkid
      blunderbuss
      Mcoynelson
    2. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Ty for stopping by and the love Tassie Devil
    3. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Anna B and Anything Obscure thanks for the love
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      I remember a lot of these in old offices in gov't buildings especially lasting there to the the eighties, after that they seem to have disappeared, this one looks very special !~
    5. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Ty Phil for the comments and stopping by
    6. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love and stopping bye
      JscottO363
    7. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Thanks for stopping by
      Sean68
      Windwalker
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 3 years ago
      i have one of these in my warehouse and had forgotten about it. need to dig it out and use it!
    9. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      This fan works great but I think it should be restored and cleaned. I've heard that it should not be operated with the old oil as it will ruin the motor. It's a great looking thing anyway.
      Thanks for stopping by HO2 Cultcha and the love.
    10. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 years ago
      Don't sell it short clockerman -- unless its motor is obviously 'gummed up' (noticeably slow to start or quick to stop spinning when turned on/off) or even if so -- there's probably little you could do to truly "hurt" it. If it *does* show signs of sluggishness, WD-40 would be an easy choice for 'solvent' to help dissolve/clean away old oil/grunge from its bearings -- a good spritz or three of that (or a bath, or whatever until it loosens up) followed by a fresh dose of good quality lightweight machine oil will likely leave it ready to run strong for another 50+ yrs. GREAT FAN!!! :-) :-) :-)
    11. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 years ago
      And if it *is* truly still running free 'like new', all the *less* to worry about -- just give it a fresh dose of new (good) oil, and enjoy the refreshing breeze it generates!

      :-) :-) :-)
    12. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the info and advice anything obscure. Great information as always!!
    13. johnie2xs, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the like, I was off working on these, for a while, getting back into it now. I'm about to receive another beast, 1-F-1, the big one pictured, and looking forward to getting it started once I get my overcrowded shop sorted out. Thanks again.
      johnie2xs@yahoo.com
    14. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love and the comments Johnie2xs
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      I really like this! Would really need a tornado :) fan to help me survive the heatwave we have here in Scandinavia right now!
    16. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the love and the kind words, Elizabethean. I would send it to you but it's very heavy. Stay cool!

      Thanks for the love Vnyl and Brunswick much appreciated
    17. clockerman clockerman, 5 months ago
      Thanks for stopping by eclector
    18. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 4 months ago
      I bet this will be cooling you off for a long, long time! My husband had one similar out in his garage, thing was very heavy, and yes, worked great..like the wind!!
    19. clockerman clockerman, 4 months ago
      Thank you for the comment mscrystalship (vegetarionship) it is awfully cool. Just scares me whenever I turn it on. Lol not really, it works great!. Vegetarionship showed up on autocorrect for your nom de plume. Love it

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