In very good condition electrically and cosmetically. Completely original except for the electric plug. It is a dark metallic gray with a hint of green. The paint needs a little touchup in order to be excellent. This heater has no safety features so each winter season it should be checked for signs of wear and damage. It should also be well oiled. Attaching to low grade surge protector may offer added safety that otherwise would not be available.
This heater makes almost no sound when in operation and as such it is considered to be ultra quiet. A slower moving single speed motor with aluminum blade that needs to be working properly in order for the heating coils to stay within proper temperature range. The coils shouldn't glow red hot when in use.
The internals have been completely cleaned. The motor has been reinsulated along with the lead wires. There are 2 round wool oil wicks on the front and back of the shaft. Each wick should be filled with light motor oil. The electric coil and ceramic holders are in excellent condition. During any testing the heater should not be run for more than a few seconds without the blade running to cool off the coils; otherwise, it may overheat.
Left side view.
Right side view.
It had been dinged up at some point but didn't break the paint surface.
Any problems with the power cord may show up where the cord meets the housing. This should be checked every winter season before use. The cord should never get hot and if it does it could be the plug is faulty or possibly it is attached to an under rated extension cord and its plug is overworked or faulty.
Bottom view showing some lettering not so visible under normal lighting conditions. The rubber feet are original and are in excellent condition.
Original cord that is a grayish brown color. Has a rubber feel to it that you don't get from modern electric cord. Shows little sign of wear. The plug is a modern replacement.
Cory Hot Spot Portable Heater, Circa 1957
A collection of images from a reconditioned portable electric heater probably made between the years of 1954 and 1960. Not exactly an electric fan, but it does have a fan in it as it blows air across the hot electric coils to provide heat during cold winter nights. Not very valuable as a collector's item since they are not in high demand. An item like this really only gets used during emergency type situations; however, almost every home has a portable heater in one form or another.
Produces a fair amount of heat and as such should be on a 20 amp circuit or a dedicated 15 amp one. It is very stylish, very quiet and somewhat dangerous if not handled and maintained properly.
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Valued in the range of $45 - $60.