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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This is a 1937 Trico "vacuum" Fan. This was an accessory that could be attached to a steering column, or mounted at the side of a window inside an automobile to help defog/defrost a windshield, or circulate the heat inside the vehicle. Non electric, this fan works by vacuum suction, and the speed is controlled by a little silver knob on the fan base. It's only 4 inches wide but this little cutie can move the air pretty good when hooked up to a vacuum source. I was able to find the original information online and have attached a scan!automo


    1. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      That's a really neat little fan.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      Think of what FUN it might be to drill a hole in the intake manifold and install this thing on a *modern* vehicle -- then sit back, start the engine, turn the fan on, and WATCH THE LIGHT SHOW on the dashboard as all the engine computers/sensors/etc start to go into overdrive trying to figure out what the h*ll just happened...??!! <LOLOL>
    3. Recordmantime, 4 years ago
      No need to dill intake manifold , just tape a vacuum line all ready in place...{;-')
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Ain't never sen nut'n lik dis.
    5. rodster rodster, 4 years ago
      Great find and supporting document! Very cool. :-) pun intended
    6. Mr.Prince Mr.Prince, 4 years ago
      That's a great little fan. I certainly would've taken it home if I saw for sale.

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