Beautiful Ventrola kitchen exhaust fan — NOS woddity

vintage NOS Ventrola kitchen exhaust fanHere’s a hunka hunka: a New Old Stock vintage Ventrola kitchen exhaust wall fan in minty fresh condition that sold on ebay in hot minute. Many thanks to seller Oldthing00 for giving us permission to archive the beauteousness.  

vintage NOS Ventrola kitchen exhaust fanThis ventilating fan was meant to be installed directly through an exterior kitchen wall so that, when turned on, the back flap is forced open, sending smokes and smells directly out into the great outdoors. We’re categorizing it under Woddities because it looks pretty rare and wonderful — especially New Old Stock — to us!

From the Ebay listing:

NOS Vintage VENTROLA 40 Kitchen Exhaust Wall Fan  Mid Century New Old Stock

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Vintage NOS Ventrola model 40 pull chain operated kitchen wall mount exhaust fan – never used in its original box. According to my measurements fits walls 6″ to 12″ thick.

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Fan blade measures 8″ diameter, white enameled front plate measures 11″ x 11”.

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This model has no filter, never came with one. It works by pull chain (pulling chain simultaneously turns on the fan & opens the vent). Fully tested and running perfectly, motor runs quiet & strong, freshly oiled ready to use.

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Back plate that swings open has a few light scratches, front white plate & chrome center is flawless.

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Comes with all mounting hardware & instructions for installation. Was sealed in box until recently, previous owner opened the box for his garage sale where it was purchased by me.

You will never find a better example, satisfaction guaranteed!

Mega thanks to Ebay seller oldthing00 for allowing us to feature this fantastic fan.

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Comments

  1. John says

    Hi Pam,
    I don’t have this brand but my 1959 kitchen fan goes directly outside with a smaller flap that opens under a exhaust hood attached to the carport exterior wall. It also has magnets at each corner so in the winter you can attach a cover inside kitchen so heat doesn’t escape.

    John aka AtomicHipster

    • Michelle says

      Oooh, super jealous! How efficient would you say it is versus an over the stove style, in your working opinion? Pics?

      Michelle

  2. Jay says

    Whoa! Heavy duty exhausting – all those fan blades and so little fan obstruction; watch the fingers as the blades are fully exposed. Also doubles as a vegetable slicer. Very aerodynamic looking.

  3. says

    Sometimes I think everything that was made back then was beautiful! Need A beautiful exhaust fan? Sure why not, let me whip that up for you. It’s like everyone was an artist.

    • Scott says

      It’s turning into Beautiful Ventilation Week at RR. 🙂

      And I so agree. When did we forget to give products names great names like Ventrola? You can just imagine being proud as punch when telling folks, “Why yes, we just installed a Ventrola.”

  4. Brad says

    I have a similar exhaust fan in my kitchen (along with gold glitter countertops) I didn’t realize either of these were rare before coming on this site. They’re both some of my favorite features in the kitchen!

  5. Tonya Oleksyn says

    There was a similar one in a little 1960’s mobile home that my Mom had next to her brother’s house. Her little “get away” on the old farm where she grew up. It was brown as was the little tiny stove and sink and fridge. There was also one in a 1966 Kirkwood mobile home we had out at the lake. It was all avocado green. Very effective little vent fans.

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