Runs smoothly and the blades will rotate for 34 seconds from full speed to full stop. There is a clear coat of specialized lacquer on the blades and cage for corrosion protection. Originally painted green, now it is a charcoal hammered type finish.
The motor windings were reinsulated. The rotor was cleaned up and adjusted with washers so the shaft would have a small amount of play. There is a tiny amount of vibration which may be due to the replacement blade set screw being a little too large.
The grommets that act as feet are expensive and tend to break off after a few years unless the channels are widened a bit. Has a small repair on the lower part of the cage.
The eight foot cord is new along with the plug and switch. Originally it didn't have an On/Off switch.
The fan pictured in the upper left corner is a KwikWay fan although the advertisement doesn't say who made it. Cost $1.20 in 1941. More than 75 years later it will cost you more than $60 in excellent condition.
KwikWay 8" Single Speed Table Fan, Catalog No. K-150-0, Circa 1942
A collection of images from a restored antique single speed electric fan. "The Wonder Airmaker, Table, Wall, Anywhere" fan has a steel cage and stamped steel blades and motor housing. Can be adjusted for many angles and could be hung from a wall. This was the type of fan that you would find at a "Five and Dime" type store. These type of stores often stocked low priced and often lower quality type items. This fan happens to be of higher quality and probably cost a little more. Not many of these around today.
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Valued in the range of $50 - $70.