Mid to late 1950's Mimar fan made for Kenmore. The "Dynafan" is a real air mover. It is built like a tank. When this one was received, it had been sitting in a wet area for many years as the entire base was rusted through. After many hours of blasting and re-welding of the base, she was brought back and painted in the original hammer-tone livery. It was re-wired and brought back to new condition.
1959 Gilbert "Dive Helmet"
A strange, yet timeless design. This one was brought back and re-wired from scratch. It was coated in some sort of oil so it was deep cleaned then sanded and buffed back to bring the original paint back to life. The bakelite guard was dirty but immaculate. The main issue is that the motor was frozen from rust and gummed up oil. It had to be taken apart with a torch due to corrosion and cleaned, de-rusted, and oiled. It runs like new now.
Built in 1949 this fan was one of the most difficult to date. It was covered in some kind of grime. Everywhere. IT was completely disassembled and re-wired. The difficulty came in cleaning the guard/shroud. Care was taken to gently clean the rust and grime away to reveal the original plating underneath. There is no doubt its beauty has stood the test of time.
1958 signal Jetstream
This fan was used as a donor for Kenmore fans of the same era. The original Signal fan however is much more elegant with its chrome and hammertone paint. It is solid metal and vary high quality. One of my favorites! This one was filthy and the wiring was trashed. All wiring was replaced. The original finish was brought back to life with heavy cleaning and buffing to remove the oxidation. The chrome took quite a while to restore to its original luster. The end result is an example that stands the test of time.