Check out what I found today

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  1. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    So I found a piece of history today

    Its a pretty cool item.

    If I am reading it right, it is dated August 1964.
    I dont know if that is right though. Its a bit hard to make out.

    So its a 4.5" square by 2.125" thick box fan
    Yeah its an ordinary fan to some people, but take a closer look

    It is a 10 blade fan, all steel.
    It weighs 7.5lbs. Its a 125V ac fan.
    Made in West Germany.
    If the date is right, this is one of the first PAPST cooling fans made.
    At the time, it was called SYSTEM PAPST.

    Now that is history. Its a great fan, runs good, sounds nice too. It takes a while to spin up, but thats because its an AC fan, I am not sure if it is impedance protected.


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    I am going to speculate that the price when new was close to $80 USD in the 60's, which is probably about $275 today.

    K-TRON
     
  2. Saisei

    Saisei Notebook Deity

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    Are you going to use it or sell it?
     
  3. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    nice :D

    my m17x would like it
     
  4. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    Here is a video of the fan
    <embed width='448' height='361' type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://i775.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid775.photobucket.com/albums/yy35/bigdogtrucker2/SL731835.flv">

    The static is from the wind made by it hitting the microphone on the camera. It sounds quite nice in real life.
    You may wonder how the wind is hitting the camera, with the blades facing that way. Well the fan is designed to blow air on the rotor side of the fan, not the motor side.

    I am not selling the fan, its history, and adds to my collection. I must have at least 20 Papst cooling fans.

    K-TRON
     
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  5. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    your video is going crazy !
     
  6. burkle25

    burkle25 Are you a color?

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    Pretty awesome fan :)
     
  7. Howitzer225

    Howitzer225 Death Company Dreadnought

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    Novelty :)
     
  8. Commissioner Anthony

    Commissioner Anthony Notebook Consultant

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    Man that fan must spin freely for a good 15sec after you kill the power. Nice bearings. Or is it sleve?
     
  9. K-TRON

    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    From what it looks, it seems to be Sintec Sleeve all of the way through.
    AKA better than ball bearings

    K-TRON
     
  10. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    Now that's pretty cool.

    Fans today wouldn't even last 4.5 years, let alone 45. :D
     
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