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Old 7th Dec 2017, 7:34 pm   #1
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Neat little mid fifties hammerite finish fan heater which I can't find any reference to...got it at a car-boot 25+ years ago
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its a sweet little thing, never seen anything quite like it. Any plans to overhaul it?
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Wow!! I haven't seen one of those for years. I used to have the exact same one as my bedroom heater when I was a kid- I suspect it came from my Grandad who had an electrical shop and kept us supplied with fan heaters.
In fact, I'm sitting in front of a 'Magicook (MAL) type 134 fan heater which dates from the '60s and was his greenhouse fan heater.
I painted my Win - o - Sum with brown aerosol for some reason!!
I do love vintage fan heaters: they are so much better than modern ones.
Thanks for posting that,
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Love it! Looks well made - far better than all these plastic moderns.

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I had one in the mid to late 60s in my shack which was a 4 berth caravan. My dad worked in refrigeration and it was retrieved from a pub beer cellar. Mine was a bronze hammer finish.
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Looks like it was made from a surplus headlamp shell of 1930s design!
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Old 8th Dec 2017, 3:09 am   #7
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Exactly my thoughts about the acorn shaped pressings
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Very interesting observation.

I have seen radios fitted into surplus clock cases but that's a new one for me.

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Or saucepans!
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Old 9th Dec 2017, 9:52 am   #10
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Well the Win-O-Sum is having to go in the current 'Third Great Purge'...the First was around the year 2000 when the radios went (didn't even photograph some of them ! :-( )
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If you want to get rid of it, please offer it on the forum. Whatever you do, don't take it to the tip!!
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It's always possible they bought the press tooling from the previous manufacturer.
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It reminds me of a motorbike headlamp of around that time. I wonder if they bought up a load of unused stock from a manufacturer?
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Old 10th Dec 2017, 1:34 am   #14
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Don't worry , it won't be skipped. I tried searching for Win-O-Sum in the British Newspaper Archive (free in our public library) which sometimes turns up ancient adverts with graphics or newspaper references to products but nothing showed up

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Looks like it was made from a surplus headlamp shell of 1930s design!
Yes, I see what you mean, it made me think of a Strand Electric Patt. 123 theatre lantern.
http://www.theatrecrafts.com/pages/h...etail/?id=1123
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Don't worry , it won't be skipped.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mid-1950s....c100290.m3507
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