Wall Fans: Bakelite and Aluminum

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The Old House Web
Marbelized Bakelite on the motor mount and fan head knob gives the Michelle Parade wall fan its appealing, retro-look. The fan can be installed in small, awkward spaces or in front of heating or air conditioning ducts for energy efficiency.

With blades that can be moved vertically and horizontally across 180-degree arcs, the fan can take an infinite variety of positions.

It's available in polished chrome, brushed nickel, polished copper or bronze. Black, white, and brass are available as special orders.

Constructed of cast aluminum, heavy spun and stamped steel, the fan is UL listed and carries a limited lifetime warranty. Metal blades are suitable for damp locations if ordered with protective powder or clear coatings.

  • The Michelle Parade fan retails for around $415 (June 2006).
  • Weight: 8 pounds.
  • Width: 19".
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