Unusual electric fan whose manufacturer claims that the waffled texture on the blades yield an additional 10 percent air flow. The front badge is Bakelite and the lettering has been refilled with a white grease pen.
The paint is a light wrinkle paint and is a little darker than the original color. The nuts that attach to the strut have factory made splits in them so the fan tilts without loosening the nuts themselves. There is a spot that was touched up and is still wet during the photograph session.
The replacement switch closely resembles the original and happens to be of better quality. The cord has a ceramic grommet that attaches to the bottom of the motor with a clip. There is also a zip tie attached to the inside of the motor housing so that the cord can't be pulled out.
The bottom was in good shape, but was repainted anyways. It appears there is a hole for hanging the fan on the wall if desired. The rubber ring that surrounds the outer edge is in excellent condition.
The label is in very nice shape although the instructions are not applicable at this point since the original motor was replaced with a new one.
The 5 1/2 foot rubberized cord has a molded plug and is heavier duty than is needed for this fan.
The 1/70 h.p. replacment motor is made by Dayton, a company that used to build fans in the early part of the 20th century. The fan now blows much more air and will require less maintenance than the original one. Not an exact fit so some minor modification was required to get it to fit properly.
G-M Laboratories Surf Catalog 540-2, Circa 1948
A collection of images from a restored antique post WWII electric fan. Has a light aluminum waffled blade and C-Frame shaded pole motor. The motor has been replaced with a modern one and runs quiet, strong and cool. The effective range for this fan is 2-10 feet and is perfect as a desktop fan.
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Valued in the range of $75 - $125.