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Old 05-01-2013, 11:34 AM  
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Hey KC Peeps: My wife has an old fan from the 1940's that she saved from her mom and dad's house in Topeka. It's got a wood cabinet. I think it's called a Mathes Cooler. It was designed as a piece of living room furniture. My anniversary is coming up and would like to get this rebuilt and refurbished as a gift. I think my wife would really like that for sentimental value. Know anybody in KC, electrical handy man, garage project guy, who could fix something like this?

http://www.curtismathes.webs.com/mathesfanscoolers.htm
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:45 AM   #3
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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Hey KC Peeps: My wife has an old fan from the 1940's that she saved from her mom and dad's house in Topeka. It's got a wood cabinet. I think it's called a Mathes Cooler. It was designed as a piece of living room furniture. My anniversary is coming up and would like to get this rebuilt and refurbished as a gift. I think my wife would really like that for sentimental value. Know anybody in KC, electrical handy man, garage project guy, who could fix something like this?

http://www.curtismathes.webs.com/mathesfanscoolers.htm
Haven't heard that name in a while. We had a Curtis Mathes TV in the 70s. I hated it because I wanted a new TV with a remote. My dad said he already had a remote to change the channels for him--me. "Cool" fan though.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #5
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I don't know if a project like that would be in Phobia's wheelhouse or not? He may be worth checking with.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:23 PM   #6
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I opened the thread hoping to find some badass way of keeping beer cold. Sorry, no help here.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:25 PM   #7
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I opened the thread hoping to find some badass way of keeping beer cold. Sorry, no help here.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
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they are awesome but so expensive....
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:54 PM   #9
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they are awesome but so expensive....
Yeah, I own one big one and that's enough.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #10
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I think a buddy of mine can fix it. Got to find a similar motor. Should be able to find something from Grainger or similar. This is a purely sentimental thing. My wife's parents are both gone now, and her family home has changed hands several times since it was sold back in 2000. I think it reminds her of when she was a kid.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:56 PM   #11
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:43 PM   #12
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that's a very cool fan, and a very cool idea.
i'm sure she'll love it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:13 PM   #13
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #14
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My folks had one just like that. The motor isn't much of a deal, just about anything will turn it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:07 PM   #15
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The boxes were made out of mahogany. They were built like fine furniture. This was before homes had AC, so having a box fan in the living room, it had to look nice. Most of them were built in Ft. Worth, TX.
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