Sunday, January 23, 2011

Vintage KDK Fan

Apart from collecting old banknotes, I have also developed an interest in collecting vintage items such as old clocks, radio sets, televisions, fans etc. I chanced upon this vintage KDK fan which was in a very bad condition during the weekend and after buying it, I restored it by cleaning it and giving it a protective layer of paint to prevent further corrosion.

Kawakita Denki Kigyosha (Japanese for "Kawakita Electric Company"; commonly known as KDK), is the brand name used by Matsushita Ecology Systems Co., Ltd., a separate company of the Panasonic Corporation (formerly the Matsushita Electric Industrial Group), to manufacture the group's ventilating products. Before becoming part of Matsushita Electric, KDK was a separate company not affiliated with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. KDK was registered as a trademark in 1912 but originated in 1909 as Nippon Electric Industry Co. Ltd.

KDK primarily manufactures electric fans, although the company also manufactures ceiling fans, ventilating fans, range hoods, air doors (air curtains), hand dryers, dehumidifiers, and subterranean air blowers, under the Panasonic brand.

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