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Any "Fan Collectors" here? « on: December 08, 2020, 07:59:43 AM » Author: Metal Halide Boy
For a long time I have been intrested in collecting fans, espescally box fans. I am also intrested in having the fans work! So that`s why almost all of them work. The nice thing is, most of them have shaded-pole induction motors, wich are generally very reliable. The main problem I generally have to fix is siezed bearings. However, the shaded-pole motors are rather inefficient, and after running for a short time, I often find the fan`s thin cord getting rather warm.




The first picture is of one of my two complete furnace blowers, my other one has this old motor wich is made by a company I have never heard of before, the second picture is of my homemade box fan, the third is of my "Fresh`nd Aire" fan, wich is my favorite, and the last is my GE fan, with non orignal handle.
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Re: Any "Fan Collectors" here? « Reply #1 on: December 15, 2020, 01:22:11 PM » Author: DieselNut
I have never considered myself a "collector" of fans but I do have several of them, including a few vintage ceiling fans, some squirrel cage fans of various sizes, a portable 36" 3 phase industrial fan, a 48" industrial wall fan i plan to install in my shop wall, some old chicken house interior circulation fans, some little old desk fans and various other air blowing goodies floating around the farm.  Hell maybe I am a collector and did not know it, just like my lighting and diesel engines?  :lol:
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Re: Any "Fan Collectors" here? « Reply #2 on: December 17, 2020, 08:11:24 AM » Author: Metal Halide Boy
I have never considered myself a "collector" of fans but I do have several of them, including a few vintage ceiling fans, some squirrel cage fans of various sizes, a portable 36" 3 phase industrial fan, a 48" industrial wall fan i plan to install in my shop wall, some old chicken house interior circulation fans, some little old desk fans and various other air blowing goodies floating around the farm.  Hell maybe I am a collector and did not know it, just like my lighting and diesel engines?  :lol:

Cool! I really like squrrel cage fans, and my favorites are the belt drive ones used in old furnaces. I don`t have one, but hope to get one someday.
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Re: Any "Fan Collectors" here? « Reply #3 on: December 28, 2020, 08:29:24 AM » Author: Metal Halide Boy
I have a belt drive one now! It was a gift from my same uncle  who gave me these. This blower is 120v, too!
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Re: Any "Fan Collectors" here? « Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 12:51:21 AM » Author: desktoptrashcan
Sorry for the bump, but yes! In fact, I am a part of the Antique Fan Collectors Association!  :D
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Re: Any "Fan Collectors" here? « Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 08:27:15 AM » Author: Metal Halide Boy
I`m not sure most of my fans are "Antuque"! By the way, I knew my uncle had some belt drive blowers and I really wanted one, so I asked him and he gave me one! He is very kind.
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