|HHCC Accession No. 2003.085||HHCC Classification Code: 15.02-1|
The second half of the 20th century brought with it new realisations of the importance of air quality and the need for proper ventilation of working spaces. This elemental, 16’, 3 blade, panel wall fan, in knock-down form, for assembly on-the-job, equipped with automatic wall damper was a response to the growing market of the late 1950’s, Waugh and McKewen, London Ont., Supplier to the trade, 1957
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15.02 Ventilation Equipment and Systems - Commercial
24x24’ panel x 16’deep
Exhibit, education, and research quality, illustrating the simple, inexpensive, design concept and construction of an early, panel wall exhaust fan meeting the need for better air quality in working spaces in the 1950’s
From York County (York Region) Ontario, once a rich agricultural hinterlands, attracting early settlement in the last years of the 18th century. Located on the north slopes of the Oak Ridges Moraine, within 20 miles of Toronto, the County would also attract early ex-urban development, to be come a wealthy market place for the emerging household and consumer technologies of the early and mid 20th century.
This artifact was discovered in the 1950’s in the used stock of T. H. Oliver, Refrigeration and Electric Sales and Service, Aurora, Ontario, an early worker in the field of agricultural, industrial and consumer technology.
Type and Design:
light sheet steel, brake formed wall mounting panel in machine grey !x ‘’ strap steel motor monting assembly 16’ x 24 deg. pitch, 3 blade, clover leaf, Torrington fan blade ‘ Hp, rubber resilient mounted 4 pole, 60 cycle motor, type KS27, Leland Electric, Quelph Ont.
Control and Regulation:
Targeted Market Segment:
In expensive, these fans were marketed by the electric, heating and ventilating trade on small machine and fabrication shops, butcher shops and similar applications
G. Leslie Oliver, The T. H. Oliver HVACR Collection