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Misc. Shop Appliances #2: The Kisco Circulair, "Successor to the Fan"

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 06-29-2016 05:07 AM 1362 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With just a bit of fanfare (pun intended!), I was finally able to find a hassock fan at a reasonable price. I remember my grandad had one… loved it then, wanted one for a while. Bid on them before at various auctions, too, but they were out of my price range. Last opportunity was at a flea market, but $35 for a fan that may not work was too much.

Here’s what I got: A Kisco Company Hassock Fan, the “Circulair”.

Here’s a pic showing where it lives.

Paid a massive $5 for it, and it works! Love it, keeps the air moving! That’s all, thanks for looking!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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Brit

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#1 posted 06-29-2016 09:14 AM

That’s pretty cool Smitty (pun intended). Did you literally just plug it in and it worked? No re-wiring or anything?

-- Andy -- "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#2 posted 06-29-2016 10:22 AM

I’ve never heard of a “hassock” fan. Now I have. Thanks. But, tell me, which way does the wind blow?

-- Mark

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#3 posted 06-29-2016 12:23 PM

No re-wire or anything. Just plugged it in. Thanks, Andy. From around 1949 or so, best guess.

The wind blows up and out. The underside of the top is cyclone shaped, so air come out all around the fan around knee high!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 06-29-2016 12:28 PM

Nice!! I love the tag on it.

-- Putty

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#5 posted 06-29-2016 12:57 PM

Looks like a nice companion to the shop lamp.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 06-29-2016 02:06 PM

Very nice!
You have an eye for quality, sir!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#7 posted 06-29-2016 02:24 PM

Hole!

Eeee!

Crap!

That is so cool!

You have the best accouterments! Thank you very much for sharing them; it’s so fun seeing these kinds of things.

I dig your style Smitty.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 06-29-2016 03:36 PM

There’s nothing like a cool breeze around your knackers while you’re working.

-- Andy -- "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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#9 posted 06-29-2016 11:54 PM

there’s got to be a joke about a kilt. Neat fan.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 06-30-2016 01:09 PM

Had one of those when I was a kid. Converted it into air conditioning by setting it bricks in a galvanized wash tub, then putting ice water in the bottom. Really cooled the living room. That was before anyone had A/C. Have another one now but need to change the cord.

-- Kepy

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#11 posted 06-30-2016 02:36 PM

^ That is a great story Kepy. Thanks for posting~!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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