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Information and Catalog: (compiled by Dewald V.)

Matushita fans were sold in South Africa under a few brand names:

NATIONAL being the most popular (National/Panasonic or just Panasonic in the States)
KDK (a sub-division of Matsushita but shares parts and design with National/Panasonic Fans. Parts are 100% interchangeable)

I guess that during sanction times in South Africa weird and wonderful names were created to rebadge Matsushita fans.
Caple Aire
Caple
Concorde
Alaska
Murphy Richards

Most of these 'rebadged' fans parts are 100% interchangeable with National / KDK fans. (These fans are pictured in the Matsushita gallery)

Caple Aire E-30AY - 12", 3 speed push-button, 'automatic oscillation' (3-way oscillation), opaque plastic blade.

Concorde B30AC - 12", 3 speed push-button, 5-way oscillation, opaque plastic blade with plastic hub, OHSA guard, ratchet neck tilt, technically similar to the Caple Aire.

Concorde B40AC - 16", 3 speed push-button, 5-way oscillation, opaque plastic blade with die-cast hub, OHSA guard, ratchet neck tilt.

KDK 30AKV - 12", 3 speed push-button, 'automatic oscillation' (5-way oscillation), die-cast neck, translucent blade set, twisted cord.

KDK 45DX - 18", 3 speed rotary switch, 'automatic oscillation' (5-way oscillation), aluminum blade set with die-cast hub, twisted cord - also die-cast base.

KDK (Custom Delux) 40AKT - 16", 3 speed push-button, 'automatic oscillation' (5-way oscillation), aluminum blade set with die-cast hub, some units parts made in Japan and assembled in South Africa by Litemaster in Johannesburg. Sold in "GAME" department stores in the mid 70's.

KDK 30AYS - 12", 3 speed push-button, 'automatic oscillation' (5-way oscillation), aluminum blade set, made in South Africa.


KDK G40BK -  16", 3 speed push-button, 'automatic oscillation' (3-way oscillation), aluminum blade with die-cast hub, can be converted to mount on wall (labeled as WALL BRACKET).

National 6in Car Fan - 6" single speed car fan, 12 volt direct current, transparent plastic blade set, UL certified.

National Elec Moc - 16" wall bracket fan, electronic speed selection and control, aluminum blades with die-cast hub. Not sure about model number. Non-grounded cord.

National F30-CNE - 12", 3 speed push-button, double oscillation (5-way oscl), transparent blades. ratchet neck adjustment.

National F-30CNC - 12", 3 speed push-button, double oscillation (5-way oscl), transparent blades, vintage style rear guard, twisted cord.

National F-30CND - 12", 3 speed push-button, double oscillation (5-way oscl), transparent blades, twisted cord.

National F-40NNC - 16" 3 speed push-button, double oscillation (5-way oscl), aluminum blades with die-cast hub, twisted cord, die-cast neck assy.

National F-42ASA - 16", 3 speed push-button, 5-way oscillation, opaque plastic blades with plastic hub, ratchet type neck adjust, IEC power inlet socket, OHSA guard.

National F-403TN - 16", 3 speed push-button, 5-way oscillation, opaque plastic blades with plastic hub, ratchet type neck adjust, OHSA guard

Toshiba EL-91C - 12", 3 speed push-button, normal oscillation, opaque plastic blades, ratchet type neck adjust

Toshiba ES63BC - 16", 3 speed push-button, normal oscillation, transparent plastic blades, ratchet type neck adjust, OHSA guard.

Xpelair 10in - 10", 2 speed push-button, normal oscll, transparent plastic blades, OSHA guard. Made in Spain!!

Xpelair 12in - 12", 3 speed push-button, normal oscll, plastic blades, NON-OSHA guard. Made in Spain!!

2009 DT Vintage Fans