Cool! Another fan with the PleasantAire label as well. I personally think reverse pulls are cheapy, but I suppose it's all about what you're used to.
Damn, I really want that Vic, but there's just no way unless shipping was available, which is doubtful.
What's so spécial about the Plesantaire label?
You mean reverse switches looks cheap. (modern too)
When Canarm updated a lot of their fans in 2005 for cheaper parts, smaller motors, smaller housings, smaller switch housings, stamped steel brackets they also changed most of reverse pulls for cheap modern looking reverse switches. Result it look awful and also it look unbalanced on a lot of fans to have two pulls of different lengths and not have the 3rd one on the other side to complete the perfect balance.
That old Guibb GE vent I found that apparently is from 1984 is an insult that it have a modern reverse switch. I was so disappointed when I saw that.
I don't see how reverse pulls can look cheap, it makes the fan look more vintage and to have a reverse pull it often requires to have a bigger/chunkier switch housing. When Canarm changed to reverse switches on most of their fans, they also changed a lot of the switch housing of their fans for smaller and narrower switch housings. Before the change, a lot of Canarm had pretty decent looking switch housings.
I associated reverse pull chains with quality, vintage, more rare so much more worth getting fans. Especially because they are becoming extinct on today's fans.
Nothing in particular special about it, I just never knew so many fans had that label.
Like I said, it's what we're used to. You're used to your pulls and I'm used to my switches, my opinion on this will never change and I'm sure yours will stay the same as well so there's no need to argue points over it.
Is this balance of pull chains like an OCD thing or something? I'd never even pay attention to the length of the pulls...
If you would be a fan collector in Canada you would WANT fans with reverse pulls and understand that most of the ones with reverse switches are CHEAP.
I just don't get how you can say that reverse pulls looks cheapy as they are directly associated with older, vintage and better quality fans we like.
I get so nostalgic when I see a fan with a reverse pull, reminds me of the 1990s when almost every fan that is pull chain controlled had a reverse pulls. ;D
You seemed to like a lot the 4 Seasons I found and the early SMC Promo I just got. All of those have reverse pulls.
Your first sentence proves my point, I'm used to reverse switches living in the US and you're used to reverse pulls being in Canada. I wouldn't pass up a cool fan just because it had a reverse pull, I'm just saying I like the switch because that's what is on every one of my reversible fans.
IDK, again it's a matter of opinion. It may be associated with vintage in Canadian fans, but it was practically nonexistent in US fans so I really can't say that I associate it with vintage, it just seems like a cost cutting measure to me being a reverse switch fanatic. I will give you that you don't have to crawl up to the fan to reverse it, which is great for the not so nimble (elderly) but that's the only advantage I see.
I do like those fans (and all your fans), I guess I just don't really pay attention to the reverse pulls anymore because I'm used to seeing them on your fans, but I'm not saying that I like them any better. But like I said, I wouldn't pass up a fan just because it had a reverse pull (being in the US I'd actually snatch it up right away since it's uncommon), I just prefer the switch.
Post by Jean Lemieux on Apr 13, 2010 15:25:07 GMT -5
Older version of my red 4 Seasons 42''. Can also be seen as the 42'' version of my 52'' GE Vent one. I'm starting to think 4 Seasons really offered some AB fans with white blades cause its really not the first time I see a pic of a 4 Seasons with theses white cane blades on an AB motor. I don't get why there seems to have a reversing switch on it though. london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-other-Ceiling-Fan-W0QQAdIdZ196702889
Oh boy! Never saw theses around here! Look just like the ones you have in the States. If its not one from the States I guess it made by 4 Seasons but I see a reversing switch so I guess its from the States. Anyway I never saw a 4 Seasons with this style of motor and a switch housing this skinny. All of there spinners does NOT have vents. Its HUGE, its 52''. (21'' blades) So its a what. Commander? Toastmaster? hamilton.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-furniture-lamps-lighting-ceiling-fan-and-light-W0QQAdIdZ194984083
I guess CEC? The switch housing reminds me of Zach's greenhouse Encon spinner.
That hugger is different, I rather like the finish scheme.
The housing looks surprisingly flat on the underside, no shape to it other than a gentle slope. Not a common design.
Eh, not a fan of those.
Ooh, sporty. I like how they're charging $30 for that dining table light (completely wrong for that application) as you can get a similar new one for much less.
Some of the only HB's I like.
That is rather nice, I'd like to see it as a four blade fan but keep everything else the same.
I know white blades on a AB housing is awful!!! Apparently it was common in the 1980s and it often happen on NICE fans. Notice how the blades are so WIDE on it, have a really chunky switch housing too. Like I said I'm pretty sure it was the 42'' version of that one:
Usually SMC Royal Flush Plus(the ones that include the mushroom light kit) are all white.
That 52'' AB spinner is definitely from the States. I don't like how they got to many American fans in Ontario. Way too many Hampton Bays. Lots of Hunters too but that good. I guess that Panasonic top mount fan I saw on Kijiji of a town in Ontario cammed from the States too. Apparently they even have some Lowes now over there. Lowes = Harbor Breeze
It seems that black/PB hugger is supposed to look like a Saturn but in a hugger. Interesting that it have a classic hugger housing shape but without vents.
Yeah I would also like to see that Quorum just like it but with 4 blades.