OK, A couple weeks ago, we went to Cabela's. They recently opened a store near us. For those who don't know, it's a mecca for hunters, fishermen, natural and wildlife enthusiasts. Of course, there were some fans on display, crappy "lodge" style ones, and in the fudge shop, a.k.a "General Store", were two Hunter 1886's.
...whatever, enough of that.
I went to Walmart today, and got a picture of the industrial over the photo center.
...And, I got some pictures of the two fans at Big Lots. One's a Canarm, the other, dunno. There used to be five more inside, but all that's left of them is some closed junction boxes, and the braces from them.
Both, from outside.
What's this one? That's a bell canopy, btw.
And I went to Subway for lunch, and what I thought were Hunter Passports were in fact, Comfort Breezes. Cool fans! You can see that the one closest to the window has severely bent blade arms. I should get some pics with the Subway in the next town, with the brown spinners.
The one in Wal-Mart is definitely a Canarm Industrial. But these fans are not really cheap, actually they have a quality comparable to Banvil.(unless you mean cheap by the fact that they cost only 60$CAD) What is a HRS?
The other ones are weird. They have a Canarm logo on the lower canopy but the spinner housing and the blades are like a Evergo. Canarm never use blades like that on 56'' models.
Did the Hunter with bent blades arm span really slowly?
www.hrsfans.com their cheaper lines of fans are what WalMart almost always installs over the photo counter, and often in other places as well. Their top line of fans are relabeled Envirofan and Banvil Gold Lines.
I didnt say Canarms are cheap, although they are compared to Envirofans, Daytons, Marleys, and other industrials that are a lot better. They might be comparable to Banvil Silver Lines but definitely not to the Gold Lines.
There are 1886's in the general store of the Cabela's near Fort Worth as well. Jeremy, you should go check it out, it's about a half hour from you.
Those Ducks Unlimited/deer hunting/bass or marlin fishing fans (which are sold at both Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops) have 188x20 motors in them, I believe. They're glorified Hampton Bay Camerons, but the motors are decent. I'd leave the "turkey wing" fans alone, as well as the first fan Ben pictured, though - they'll slow the fan down and make it less efficient.
There are also Monte Carlo "Great Lodge" fans (double thick log blades) and Monte Carlo builders (172mm motors) with fancy light kits sold at Cabela's, as Ben already pointed out.
All fans are on the second floor. If you go up the stairs, the fan section is to the right of the cafeteria. The general store is in the very back of that floor - behind the fan section itself, if I remember correctly.
Hmm, if one's older, maybe the other one crapped out or something and it got replaced. One of them is 6" higher than the other. I can barely reach the Canarm, and I can dunk on a 7' hoop, so it must be around 8' off the ground. Yes, I was stupid enough to try. Yes, it was on. No, I didn't have anything to drink.
I have a few more pics of the fans at the display. Post in a sec.
It's an older looking fan than the other one. Those Evergos are from the mid-80s, maybe late 80s, I dont know exactly when they went out of business. The Canarm is a newer style, I didnt see those canopies until the 90s. The motor is smaller and more streamlined. The blades have four rivets instead of three.