I have one just like this fan! It weights a ton and will blow your socks off. I know it is not energy efficient but I wish they still made things like this. This fan is past the half century mark and runs powerfully. Will modern fans last that long?
"Do not stick your fingers in the fan!" I must have heard this from my grandma at least a thousand times growing up at her house when she had an old fan going like this one. Probably would have lost a finger no doubt.
Vintage Kenmore fan, before & after transformation! I love vintage-looking, "steampunk-ish" fans, but they're so expensive! It never occurred to me to take a basic fan and spray-paint it, but look what happens!