Of all things vintage, needed an electric fan for the shop now that summer is here. Shopping for tools in the antique malls upstate from my small shop, I discovered electric fans are an expensive pursuit. Especially if it has brass fan blades. When I spotted this Westinghouse model for $5.50, knew there’d be a catch… As is. Rats. Took a chance though, and glad I did.
Straightened the bent the cage and added some machine oil before spinning it by hand for about ten minutes. At that point it started turning on it’s own. Let it run for hours, it’s good! Oh, and it is a ‘variable oscillating’ kind. Very handy! Now, paint it in vintage Stanley blue? Hmmm… :-)
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