where to buy a retro kitchen exhaust fan?

yellowpupsJune 7, 2010

Anyone know where I can find a retro style (50's or 60's)through-wall exhaust fan that I would install in the wall above my stove/range? You know,... the kind with the pull-chain? Would like to find this in chrome or satin chrome if possible. I want to install this in my 50's cottage kitchen instead of a vent hood. I know that Broan makes one, but the cover is white plastic. (link: http://www.drillspot.com/products/51657/Broan_506_Kitchen_Wall_Fan). A company called 'Laurelhurst' also makes custom-designed retro fans - gorgeous, but wickedly expensive (link:http://www.laurelhurstfancompany.com/fanshop.html). I appreciate any and all help with this! Thanks!

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kathec

This one doesn't have the pull chain, but it's a brushed stainless finish.

http://retrorenovation.com/2007/10/01/50s-style-nutone-ceilingwall-fan-solves-your-exhaust-issues/

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 2:35PM
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arlosmom

I haven't used these, but I found them on the internet.

Here is a link that might be useful: laurelhurst fans

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 2:40PM
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palimpsest

Unfortunately the Laurelhurst fans are not designed to exhaust grease. They are great looking though.

You MAY be able to use a Nutone or wall fan that is acceptable for cooking areas and use a Laurelhurst Grille, which is available separately. However, even the grilles are pricey.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 3:21PM
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Circus Peanut

Broan makes one with a pullchain that claims it can be used in kitchens:

or

Here is a link that might be useful: Broan 10-inch pullchain wall fan

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 6:32PM
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bmorepanic

Just a warning,these fans can be freakishly loud.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 7:00PM
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live_wire_oak

As they accumulate grease without a cleanout provision, they can also be considered fire hazards and may be against code. Contact your building department and fire department before planning on using one.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 7:44PM
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