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Updates:

1/18/09: Added Advertisement section, new pics of model 705 Two Guys box fan, and forum

1/1/09: Added the Two Guys galleries and A/C & Heater Data for that section

12/30/08: Added pictures of model 24D1 in the Canadian Fans section

12/28/08: Added "Two Guys" data, Canadian made models, and OA Sutton Air Conditioners, to view that click the link directly under the page header

12/26/08: Added new pictures of the 35E1 window fan

 

The following is a list of models that were made in Wichita, KS by OA Sutton only, air conditioners are excluded

All fans have metal blades unless otherwise stated in the "Description" column

The collection column refers to my personal collection, if there is a "X" in that column then I own that model, if there is an asterisk (*) after it then my example has been altered significantly

 

Related links:

Vornado.com - The official website for modern Vornado fans

DT Vintage Fan Forum - An excellent source of information for post 60s era fans and ceiling fans of all sorts

Atomic Warehouse - PA based store who has allowed me to use the photographs of the Vornado fans they have for sale

Crescent Industries - The best source for vintage Vornado parts

Antique Fan Collectors Association - The original fan collectors group, great for information on older model fans

 

If you have photographs of any of the models listed (or not listed...) and would like to have them posted in the galleries then please e-mail them to me at Zachary3@gmail.com

All photographers and collection holders will be credited

Also, it doesn't matter if a model already has pictures posted, I'm more than happy to have more here

 

Desk Fans

Letter code: D

Desk fans with the letter D in their model number are the earliest Vornado fans out there, generally speaking these were made from 1945-1949 and have bakelite blades 10" in diameter.  I have little experience with these earlier ones and I have yet to determine the differences between most of them.

The earliest models had blade guards consisting of vertical bars and "Vornadofan" written across the front, later ones had the spiral guard with the same lettering.

Model#

Description

Years in Production

Gallery

Collection

10D1

Early air circulator

1945-49

 

 

12D1

Early air circulator

1945-46

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12D1-1

Early air circulator w/ "Vornadofan" lettering

1946-49

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A12D1-1

Early air circulator w/o "Vornadofan" lettering

1949

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A12D1-10

Early air circulator w/o "Vornadofan" lettering

1949-1950

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X

B12D1 Early circulator w/ "Vornadofan" lettering 1946-1948 Click To Open X
B12D1-1 Early circulator w/o "Vornadofan" lettering 1949 Click To Open  
B12D1-10 Early circulator w/o "Vornadofan" lettering 1949-1950 Click To Open  

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Letter code: C

Desk fans with the letter C in their model number are the later, and most common, desk fans.  They were made from 1950-1958 and for the most part had three different variations over the years.  The earliest variation is recognizable by it's brass guard which has the fewest amount of rings vs the other variations.  The second and third have an aluminum guard with more rings than the first one, and the third was offered in four various color schemes, traditional Vornado Green, Coral Rose, Mint Blue, or Mist Gray

For ease of reading I have broken this up into the various model sizes offered

Model#

Description

Years in Production

Gallery

Collection

 

14C1

6" Vornado Jr with plastic cones and guard

1950-?

 

 

14C2

6" Vornado Jr with aluminum cones and guard

1950-?

 

 

 

16C1

6" Circulator with brass 2 ring guard

1950-1955

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16C2

6" Circulator with aluminum 3 ring guard

1955-1957

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X

16C3

6" Circulator, 3 ring guard, colors

1957-1958

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18C1

6" Vornado Jr with aluminum 2 ring guard

1947-1949

 

  

 

20C1

7" Circulator with brass 2 ring guard

1950-1955

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X*

20C2

7" Circulator with aluminum 3 ring guard

1955-1957

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20C3

7" Circulator, 3 ring guard, colors

1957-1958

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X

 

24C1

10" Circulator with bakelite blade and brass 3 ring guard

1950-1955

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X

24C2

10" Circulator with bakelite blade and aluminum 4 ring guard

1955-1957

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24C3

10" Circulator, bakelite blade, 4 ring guard, colors

1957-1958

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28C1

10" Circulator with brass 3 ring guard

1950-1955

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28C2

10" Circulator with aluminum 4 ring guard

1955-1957

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28C3

10" Circulator, 4 ring guard, colors

1957-1958

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38C1

12" Circulator, brass 3 ring guard

1950-1955

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38C2

12" Circulator with aluminum 5 ring guard

1955-1957

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38C3

12" Circulator, 5 ring guard, colors

1957-1958

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X

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Pedestal Fans

Letter code: P

Pedestal fans with the letter P in their model number were made the same time that the C model desk fans were (with the exception of 16P)

Model#

Description

Years in Production

Gallery

Collection

12P1

Early pedestal circulator with 10" (?) bakelite blade

1945-1949

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12P1-10

Early pedestal circulator with 10" (?) bakelite blade

1950

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16PA1

Early pedestal circulator with 10" (?) bakelite blade

1948-1950

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16PB1

Early pedestal circulator with 10" (?) bakelite blade

1948-1950

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16P1 Early pedestal with vertical bar guard 1945-1946 Click To Open  

16P2

Early pedestal circulator with 10" (?) Bakelite blade

1946-1947

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38P1

12" Pedestal, same features as 38C1

1950-1955

 

 

38P2

12" Pedestal, same features as 38C2

1955-1957

 

 

38P3

12" Pedestal, same features as 38C3

1957-1958

 

 

 

60P1

16" Pedestal Circulator

1950-1955

 

 

60P2

16" Pedestal Circulator

1955-1957

 

 

60P3

16" Pedestal Circulator

1957-1958

 

 

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Letter code: XB

Pedestal fans with the letter code XB in their model number are early models and very hard to find

12XB1

Early pedestal with 10" bakelite blade and vertical bar guard

1945-1946

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X*

16XB1

Possibly a 12" Early pedestal circulator

1945-1946

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Turnabout Window Fans

Letter code: W

Turnabout window fans are names as such because they had a circulator head in a window fan housing that was able to be rotated 360 degrees for either intake operation, exhaust operation, or anywhere in-between

Model#

Description

Years in production

Gallery

Collection

16W1

6" Turnabout, same features as 16C1

1950-1955

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16W2

6" Turnabout, same features as 16C2

1955-1957

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X

16W3

6" Turnabout, same features as 16C3

1957-1958

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30W1

10" Turnabout, same features as 28C1

1950-1955

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30W2

10" Turnabout, same features as 28C2

1955-1957

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X

30W3

10" Turnabout, same features as 28C3

1957-1958

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40W1

12" Turnabout, same features as 38C1

1950-1955

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X

40W2

12" Turnabout, same features as 38C2

1955-1957

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40W3

12" Turnabout, same features as 38C3

1957-1958

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60W1

16" Turnabout with aluminum 5 ring guard

1950-1955

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X

60W2

16" Turnabout

1955-1957

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60W3

16" Turnabout

1957-1958

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Dual Window Fans

Letter code: CT

These window fans feature two detachable units that were removable and operable on their own by plugging them in, they were one speed only on their own or plugged into the window housing they were 3 speeds

Model#

Description

Years in Production

Gallery

Collection

32CT

6" Dual window fan with aluminum 2 ring guard

1956-1957

 

 

48CT

10" Dual window fan with bakelite blades and aluminum 4 ring guard

1956-1957

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Non-turnabout Window Fans

Letter code: E

These types of window fans were just the same as any other of the era and came in sizes larger than the turnabouts were available in.  I have little information about the dates they were made except for when the examples I own or have seen were made, so that is why the years aren't ranges like the above are, but it's safe to say these were produced in the same ranges as the other models of this period

Model#

Description

Years in Production

Gallery

Collection

25E1

18" Reversible window fan with 5 wing blade and 3 strut design

1954

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X

25E2

18" Reversible window fan with 5 wing blade and simplified 4 strut design

1956

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30E1

20" Exhaust only window fan with 3 wing blade

1956

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X

 

35E1

22" 5 wing reversible window fan

1956

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Heater Fans

Letter code: H

Vornado heater fans were dual purpose, you could use the heater or just the fan, like the above window fans I have little information on the years these were made, so the ones listed represent years that examples I own or have seen were made

Model#

Description

Years in production

Gallery

Collection

45H

Heater fan with aluminum 4 ring guard, 1320 Watts

 

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X

55H

Early heater fan

 

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H913

Heater fan with brass 3 ring guard, 1340 Watts

1952

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X

H916

Heater fan with brass 3 ring guard, 1600 Watts

1952

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X

12HC1 18C1 with heater coils      

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Fan Tables

Letter Code: F

These types of fans were a small sized table with a fan underneath it, the fans had 360 degree range of motion and came in 12" size only

Model#

Description

Years in Production

Gallery

Collection

26F1

12" Fan Table with simplified design

1950-?

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28F1

12" Fan Table with squared design on tabletop

1951-1956

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28F2

12" Fan Table

1957

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Mobile Stand Fans

Letter code: R

Mobile stand fans were 12" Circulators mounted on a metal frame stand with wheels on it

Model#

Description

Years in Production

Gallery

Collection

38R1

12" Mobile Stand Fan

1957

 

 

38R2

12" Mobile Stand Fan

1958

 

 

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Other

Throughout the years OA Sutton made a few models that do not fit into any of the above categories, these are listed below

Model#

Description

Years in Production

Gallery

Collection

12R1

Early hassock style floor fan with 10" bakelite blade and vertical bar guard

1945-1946

 

 

30CF1

12" Turnabout box fan with cage on rear side

1951-1956

 

 

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Please note:  The information on this page is not complete and some of it may be purely speculation, if you have anything to add or correct, please e-mail me at Zachary3@gmail.com

 

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