Arvin Portable Electric Heater Model 5518, 1650 Watts, 5500 BTU, Serial Number 426, Circa 1955

A collection of images from a restored "Atomic Age" automatic thermostatically controlled forced air electric heater. Has a thick strand of heavy coils placed in a vertical zig-zag arrangement with a shaded pole fan motor. Very quiet operation with a nice safety feature that keeps the heater from operating if tipped over. The original paint has some mild discoloration which has taken more than 50 years to achieve. There is some minor touchup that continues with this theme. It all blends together very nicely to look like an excellent vintage paint job that happens to be very smooth with no orange peel or roughness.

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.

The flash from the camera grossly exaggerates discolorations throughout the body that can only been seen under magnification and under extremely bright lighting conditions. You can zoom in on the images if you mouse over them. During autoplay zoom is disabled. Shrinking the browser window will shrink its contents possibly making it easier to view the gallery.

Valued in the range of $100 - $140.