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    Posted 1 year ago

    fortapache
    (2481 items)

    The motor is frozen on this fan but I liked the look. Thought it would be perfect for my under the deck area which I think it is. Spent the afternoon putting g it up and cleaning up the under the deck area. It had become an outside junk drawer so it needed some cleaning up. Now all the junk is in the shed in back but at least it is hidden.
    The fan is rather large. It is almost 2 feet across . I think it weighs about 20 pounds perhaps more. I had it on top my cart at Long Beach and it was rather awkward due to the size and weight
    It is an Eskimo fan which means an Al Bersted product. That means it was sold at drug stores and 5 and Dimes. These were lows cost products not known for high quality but large amounts of them survive today but this one not so much. But it looks neat.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much Nicefice. I think it is rusted out but I'll give it a look.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      Fort, is it possible to turn the fan blade/motor shaft *at all* now, even if the motor won't actually run?? If so, I'd bet it might to could be 'unfrozen' and returned to at least semi-operational condition ;-) as those little motors, while not expensive or overbuilt at the time are nonetheless generally sturdier than anything you'd find in a modern plastic "throwaway" fan...take it apart a bit, give it a good flooding or 4 with penetrating oil/WD-40, and see if you can free it up -- if so, with a little more real oil it might run fine for another 50yrs?! ;-) :-) :-)
    3. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much AO. I will give it a looksie.

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