Posted on 31/05/2007 at 23:51

Fifties Fan...

Continuing over the "Fifties Deco" theme, here is one of my favorite objects ever, found on eBay (as usual...), for around 20 euros, and which is now my master piece on my bookshelf...

This is a Calor fan, probably built late 50's, early 60's. The propeller is chrome plated, without the mere rust spot : things were built to last by that time... The leg is made of marbled Bakelite...
So, more or less, here is a pure incarnation of what I love in the production of this era! icone smiley laugh

If you like it, do a search on eBay, I see pretty often this kind of items, at very affordable prices...

And guess what, the icing on the cake? It works perfectly under 220VAC, and it's absolutely silent... So, despite its highly respectable age, I use it every summer! icone smiley wink

Click on the picture to see full sized...

Edit 15/03/2016 : Romain, who's a ShamWerks reader, indicated that this fan date probably from the 30's, most probably before 1937 as Calor started to date its devices from then on. By that time the whole network was running 110V (with few exceptions). By the end of the 60's one could give his devices to EDF (that which from Electricité De France) to get them converted to 220V (they would then received a small sticker showing the conversion).
Thanks a lot Romain for these informations!
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