Here’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.
This 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
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.
Fan blade measures 8″ diameter, white enameled front plate measures 11″ x 11”.
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.
Back plate that swings open has a few light scratches, front white plate & chrome center is flawless.
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.