Handy Breeze Type ASUS 8" Single Speed Stationary Electric Fan, Chicago Electric Manufacturing Company, Circa 1940

A collection of images from a restored (refinished) World War II era electric fan. Has a 2 pole motor with a cast iron base and stamped steel blade and motor housing. Spins quietly at 3600 r.p.m. (under no load) and pushes a lot of air for its size. The effective range for this fan is 4-10 feet and is suitable for table top usage.

Probably a drug store or "Five and Dime" type item. Most fans of this type weren't built very well and as a result most are long gone or are in very poor shape. This one happens to be in excellent electrical and cosmetic condition and appears to be well built. Shouldn't call the work done as a "restoration" since the cord, switch and plug are not period correct and the finish is diiferent than it was at the factory. Not exactly a collector's item, but the embellishment to the finish makes it unique and mildly valuable.

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Valued in the range of $85 - $125.