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1960’s Kenmore Roll-A-Matic Fan

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Mel and I were out and about antiquing when I came across this fantastic fan. It is pretty large and it looked like it had some unique controls. I loved the fact that it was attached to a roller stand.

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It’s great that it can be wheeled around so easily.

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This fan has a manual vertical adjustment. The above photo shows the fan all the way down and the photo below is raised. The great knobs on the side allow you to adjust the angle in any direction.

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This unit has some control options I am not familiar with.

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It has a simple control panel, but the one thing I noticed was that rectangular light on the top. I figure it has something to do with the thermostat this fan has. This was my first experience with a fan that has a thermostat. Another great thing about this fan is that it blows and sucks air. I imagine it was a great feature when by an open window.

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I am still trying to figure out the thermostat portion of the fan.

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When the Comfort Control Knob is adjusted…..

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This indicator light illuminates. I will have to play with it, but I am sure I will figure it out. I wish I had some literature on this fan. I am sure this was a high end fan for the time.

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What I also dig about this fan is how accessible everything is. Both back covers pop off easily for cleaning.

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This fan has a large motor and it has a lifetime lubrication warranty!

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With tempatures around 105 degrees lately, this fan will get a lot of use!

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