12:04PM | 10/18/04
Member Since: 10/17/04
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I'm renovating a 1950's ranch that has a range/hood ventilator system made by Trade Wind Motorfans, Inc. (catalog # 3501) They are no longer in business, so I can't get info from them. I have had two handymen tell me this is an excellent system and to not get rid of it. Does anyone have any experience with this brand? It is noisy, but very effective. I'm getting ready to redo the kitchen and will replace the hood vent if that's the best thing....any advice? thanks, kait


04:45PM | 10/18/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** They are no longer in business **

Trand Wind is a brand of products (including range hoods) made (or sold) by a company called Hadco whom was recently purchased by BSH (Bosch). I understand that Felix Storch Inc. has been contracted to distribute their Trade Wind brand products in 9 states.

You can try

I have no idea if your product was made by that same company.

** I can't get info from them. **

What kind of information are you looking for?

Dan O.


12:03PM | 02/19/13
Member Since: 02/19/13
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We too bought a house from the 50s with the same trade wind model 3501 and the motor or blower is missing as well as the different filters. It does not vent to the attic but vents thru a cabinet and then above the cabinet back into the kitchen. The hood is stainless steel and in good shape. The cabinets were made by Geneva and the hood attached to the bottom of these. It is 42 inches long which is not that popular a size anymore as most are 30 and 36 inches wide. The switch had two settings on it rather than a variable speed and that was probably standard back then. I will try you suggestions as to the other companies and see if they have any info on the motor blower. Thanks.



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