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.
The thing that draws me to these fans in the way the body of the fan looks like a nacelle of an aircraft engine.
Vornado 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.
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.
This fan works perfectly. It has three speeds and really moves the air. I love this profile.
I don’t know the last time this fan was serviced, so I need to pick up some S.A.E. 20 oil.
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.
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.