They Don't Make Electric Fans Like They Used To.

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  1. Z71bill

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    My fan blows so much air it doesn't need to oscillate -
     
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    Well our dad did the same and ya know technically they were both absolutely correct. Sayonara.
     
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    Subject not worth a debate, different strokes for different folkes. Sayonara.
     
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    My wife and I stayed at the hotel inside the Minneapolis airport - we had an early flight and it was sort of nice in the morning - no rental car to mess with, no traffic to fight. Just walk out of the room and go down to your gate.

    Anyway -I think because it was so close to the runway - they must have used extra soundproofing - the rooms were so quiet --

    So quiet we couldn't sleep!

    I tried having the TV on - that didn't work - I tried having the AC fan on - but no matter how I set it, it kept shutting off.

    Finally I Googled white noise on my phone - and found an audio of the sound of a fan blowing -

    I plugged my phone in so it wouldn't run down the battery - and let it play all night.
     
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    Oh my god, sounds like a terrible idea. Thank god they still make most everything out of metal, like rulers , letter openers , toasters , tools , flashlights , silverware , and microwaves. Cant imagine using plastic in any useful stuff. Luckily they cant make guns out of plastic, just steel and wood as god intended. And glad cars have no plastic stuff.
     
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    Right, I mean, plastics come from hydrocarbons, nuff said. :)
     
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    I didn't think that at the time since mom and dad had a 5000 BTU window unit in their bedroom.
     
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    Not a “ fan” of them but garage sales are a great source for things like that . Scissors, garden tools and sorts of great old stuff that lasts . When we cleaned out my parents house I got all kinds of those things, two lawn sprinklers that are steel and brass, two patio chairs that were my grandparents, that after I sandblast and paint will be good for a couple more generations , the frames are what looks to be 1/4 inch thick 1 1/2 inch wide steel .
     
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    I have a small radio with all the stuff like am, fm, sleep, etc. It also has about 20 sound effects. I only use the "Ebb Tide" effect whenever I take an afternoon nap. I also put on a total blackout, black sleepmask. Works perfect. I use the "Ebb Tide" because it's not just soothing white noise, it's one of the very few that you can't tell when sound "Loops". Sayonara.
     
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    This bad boy runs 14 hours a day, the AC only keeps it 78 inside so I crank it up to 83 and this running pointed up slightly a blanket is nessesary. I have had it for 30 years.

    Edit: confirmed White Wistinghouse
     

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    My wife has one of these going most of the time.

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    A vornado on the nightstand next to my head. Going on 5 years now, no problems with it.

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    China Doesn't Make Electric Fans Like We Used To.
     
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    Yeah, well, and to be fair ... like We used to and like the Japanese used to.

    Credit where credit's due ... Japanese QC in the 60's - 80's was consistent and top notch. It's still excellent. But just like American corporations did to us, a lot of Japanese companies outsourced their work to China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, etc.

    I don't blame people anywhere in the world for taking work from Magnavox, RCA, Maytag, GMC, Ford, GE, Intel, Cisco, Caterpillar, etc etc. I blame the traitors who sold out their own people. I'm sure a lot of Japanese people today are feeling the same about Sony, Honda, Panasonic, etc.
     
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    My cheapo Lasko box fan has been going for many years now. Just need to clean it out every year. Although the speed control knob is not working quite right but I can still get it to run.
     
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    I do not recall any great QC from Japanese products in the 60s, maybe in later years. but yes, still better than Chinese crap now.
     
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    We have a couple of plastic box fans that are probably 15 years old or more and they see plenty of use. On the other hand, I have a steel box fan that I use in the shop in one of our farm buildings. It also sees a lot of use and is also 15 years old or older. In fact, the steel one was purchased used from a yard sale. Go figure.
     
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    Have you considered a box fan designed to fill up a window and won't short out? It exhausts outward from where it's mounted. If you have some other windows open, it does a pretty good job of evacuating the existing hot air inside. Don
     
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    I seem to replace my big all plastic box fans once a year. need it to sleep. sound and such. usually start shorting out around the year mark.
     
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    Japanese penetration into American markets began in the 60's because of their quality. Predominantly radios and cameras and other household electronics in that period. Japanese heavy industry during that time frame was mostly a domestic affair ... they already had Shinkansen bullet trains running in 1964. Americans didn't start figuring out that Hondas and Nissans were a lot more reliable than MG's and Triumphs until the early 70's. As far as motor vehicles go, Japanese motorcycles were the foot in the door. '69 Honda CB750, etc.