1948-49c. The O.A. Sutton Corporation, Wichita, KS., U.S.A. VornadoFan Model A 12 D1 Floor or Table Fan
Vornadofan zoomed into market place in 1945 with their jet age design that performs as fast as it looks. The jet plane cowling design was manufactured entirely from stamped aluminum and the exclusive Vornadofan ducted design allows all of the air from the blade vortex to funnel out of the front of the cowling. This feature allows the fan to circulate a large volume of air with a relatively deep pitched small bakelite blade. The torpedo shaped rear cover contains the 3 speed rotary switch and speed coil. The VornadoFan was manufactured in both floor and pedestal versions. The earliest versions feature a grille that contains vertical aluminum bars and a cast aluminum fork that holds the motor. We happen to own one pedestal version that is very likely one of O.A. Sutton's prototypes as the swept back base is cast iron rather than the typical stamped steel unit and the fan did not have any type of indentification plate typical to production models.
The fan featured in this gallery is in exceptional original condition. The housing is nearly perfect, which is seldom seen since the aluminum dented easily. It is available in unrestored as/is condition or with an electrical/mechanical maintenance.
Some of the Features of the VornadoFan Floor or Table Fan include:
- Dimensions- Height 23"H x 19"W x 13"D
- Aluminum and Steel Construction
- Twin Oil Ports for Easy Maintenance Every 3 Months.
- Turnabout Feature Allows the Fan to Direct the Air Horizontally or Vertically
- 3 Speed Operation
- Exclusive Vornado Ducted Design for Maximum Air Movement