1940 Industrial Fan & Housing, 31", Vivid Green, ILG Mfg., Type Q, Chicago, USA



This vivid green industrial fan assembly was manufactured by ILG Electric Manufacturing Company in Chicago, Illinois. Patented in 1940, the fan features 3 fan blades with a uniquely tapered shape and a cast aluminum housing. The housing frame shows "ILG Self Cooled Motor Fan" and "Chicago USA" in relief and "Type Q, Model 243" on the manufacturer's plate.

The assembly comes in 2 PIECES:
1) The cast aluminum housing of the fan with a small ring in which a motor would be mounted.
2) 3-blade fan. This part would be covered by a grate mounted on the larger ring of the housing.

Condition: Good condition with scuffing, scratching, and general wear from use in industrial setting over an extended period. Motor is not included.

This assembly was salvaged from Cascades Inn in Healing Springs, Virginia. This historic inn was comprised of a hotel built in 1850, with various renovations taking place in the early 1900's, and a motel built around the 1950's. During the civil war, the hotel was used as a hospital for sick soldiers. The Inn was also used as a storage location for various fixtures such as furniture and plumbing from the nearby Homestead resort. The Cascades Inn and items from it are featured on Season 11, Episode 10, of the DIY Network show, "Salvage Dawgs".

Item measurements:
Total: 27 lbs.
Blade Assy.: 6 bs, 23(L) x 23(W) x 5(H) Housing: 21 lbs, 13.25(L) x 31(W) x 31(H)

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