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Posted 6 years ago


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This one I can't figure out. Really cool looking vintage fan, but it doesn't have any markings on it at all, except "710-308" on the underside of the base. No manufacturer, nothing! Frustrating... I looked through the entire gallery on of American made fans and I can't find this one anywhere. There are several similar cage patterns, but none that are the exact same. The fan works and the oscillating mechanism tries to work.

So, the point is, I'm not sure how old it is or who made it. It could very well be anywhere from '20s to early-mid '50s.


  1. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 6 years ago
    I got in touch with a collector from Portland, Oregon who owns considerably more fans than I, and he informed me that it is a 1940's FA Smith Company "Fasco" fan.
  2. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
    Yeah, you can really tell it's before 50s by that base. Cool piece for sure!
    You gonna restore it as well?
  3. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 6 years ago
    Probably so, as long as I can get *ahem* permission from the boss. Perhaps she could just give me blanket permission to restore everything I want? I think I'll work on that...
  4. keesiegirl, 6 years ago
    My Grandmother had this fan in her guest bedroom. I remember many summer nights when it would rotate back and forth and keep us cool in the upstairs bedroom of her home in Drexel Hill, PA. This was in the early 1950's.
  5. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 6 years ago
    Thank you for the comment keesiegirl.
  6. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 6 years ago
    And thank you for the love vanskyock24, and the like officialfuel!

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