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Old 24th Oct 2017, 10:58 am   #1
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Default Philco People's Set - Fan Heater?!

Hi all

Well now I might be going mad - but does anyone know if a bakelite cased fan heater which looked for all the world like Philco's Peopleís Set was ever produced? I seem to recall seeing such a thing many years ago - it may have also had chrome plated louvres?

I am aware of GECís DM 245 which is another fan heater fashioned to look like a radio.

Maybe I dreamt it?!

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Old 24th Oct 2017, 12:13 pm   #2
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Yes they were made, I regret not buying the one I saw at a market some years ago, it was expensive and damage so I passed it by, not seen one since.
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Old 24th Oct 2017, 12:47 pm   #3
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Yes, circa 1936 - Philco even borrowed the back cover from the 444 model!

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Old 24th Oct 2017, 1:46 pm   #4
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Default Re: Philco People's Set - Fan Heater?!

Ahhh - so I wasn't going mad

I'm amazed it was modelled on the People's Set case and manufactured by Philco! Does it have a model number or name?

Now this is something I need in my life - anyone have one they would part with
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Old 24th Oct 2017, 2:39 pm   #5
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Now this is something I need in my life - anyone have one they would part with
I'd love one in my collection. I have the GEC that also looks remarkably like a radio, they aren't that common but the Philco is very rare indeed!
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Old 24th Oct 2017, 7:09 pm   #6
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Hi,
The fan motor in photo no. 2 is reminiscent of the motors fitted to Collaro record and tape decks.
Cheers, Pete.
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Old 26th Oct 2017, 3:14 pm   #7
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I regret not buying the one I saw at a market some years ago............not seen one since.
Same here - When I got home I gave myself a severe talking to for not buying one from a car boot market probably about 8 years ago and vainly hoped the dealer, who was a regular there. would still have it the following week but no such luck
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Old 27th Oct 2017, 7:32 am   #8
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Ahgggg! That explains why I can only get a low level hum and no stations on my 444. J.
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Old 27th Oct 2017, 9:30 am   #9
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Didn't you wonder why it ran hot?
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Did they base Darth Vader's helmet on it too?
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But.... Do you have to grease the bearings every January the 1st? Like those bakelite HMV Cavendish heaters
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