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Vornado Floor Fan Model M-B38P1-1

Vornado Floor Fan Model M-B38P1-1
This is probably one of the coolest advertisements of all time! Could it be anymore atomic than this?!

I used this ad in an earlier post but I can’t help myself!  This is probably one of the coolest advertisements of all time!  Could it be anymore atomic than this?!

With summer quickly approaching we were on the hunt for a cool, nu pun intended, fan.  We have always loved the style of the vintage Vornado line of fans.  For you readers that have followed us for a long time you might remember the Vornado box fan I restored before.  I sold that fan and have regretted it ever since, so I am glad to have picked this up.

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The thing that draws me to these fans in the way the body of the fan looks like a nacelle of an aircraft engine.

7661009298_3a775be0ebVornado kept in step with the demand for spaceage design.  Here is an example of how the body of the fan looks like the engine nacelle of an aircraft.

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We found this fan at an antique shop in Chico last weekend.  These can run a pretty penny, but this one was priced well so we jumped on it.

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This fan works perfectly.  It has three speeds and really moves the air.  I love this profile.

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I don’t know the last time this fan was serviced, so I need to pick up some S.A.E. 20 oil.

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As you can see, this is not in restored condition and I don’t plan on restoring it.  Cosmetically, there isn’t a lot wrong with it.  I actually love the patina.  Also, the one I restored before was a nightmare because of the supports that connect the fan motor to the outside fan body.  I’ve already cleaned it and waxed it to bring out some of the original shine.  I had to really scrub to remove the years of built up grease and oil.

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These fans are built like tanks and are bulletproof!  We really dig this fan and hope to be able to use it for a long time.  We’ll have this cranked during the home tour because I am sure June will be a scorcher.

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  1. Wow that floor Vornado is a great find! I have several table top Vornado’s & you are correct, they are work horses! Can’t wait to see the restoration of your floor model! Enjoy!

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  2. As a horse girl who loves retro, you’re right, you can’t get any better than that advertisement. It’s kind of rockabilly.

    I also regretted selling a fan. NIB from the forties. In fact, one time I also regretted selling a horse but I got lucky that time and got the horse back six years later. The fan; not so lucky. Buyer said it was even better in “real life.”

    I’m glad you’re just cleaning it up and not restoring it. Unless something’s a real mess, I like that original finish with the patina and even the scratches. That fan is gorgeous. I would have never figured out it looks like the front of a plane but it does!

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  3. Nice fan – I think it’s a great idea not to over-restpore/repaint everything. A few scratches and an old patina add to the charm, as long as it’s cleaned.

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  4. Great Fan and even better advertisement……

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  5. Julio Russinyol

    Great fan and even better advertisement….

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  6. I had a desktop Vornado when I was a kid in a two tone green, same style! I didn’t know what I had!

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