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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 12:17 pm
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David Kilnapp
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Friends:  What is the correct green color for the 1920's era GE fans. It's very dark green, almost black. Can anyone give me a link to the correct spray paint that matches this color? Thanks.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 01:20 pm
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David Kilnapp
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You can see that I didn't really match the color well for the cage (to the body). The cage was pretty rusty and needed painting.



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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 02:34 pm
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GE used several shades of green before WW2. One that a fair number of people have used here is, Rustoleum Charleston Green.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 02:48 pm
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Thank you kindly Tom. I will check that out. Thank you for your response. I appreciate it.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 04:44 pm
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In the 1920s-30s the GE green was not terribly dark like it was c.1919-20.  This is the original paint on a Form AB 1923 GE.   I think the Charleston Green mentioned is reasonably close.





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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 07:41 pm
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Nice original brass bell, Steve!

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 08:00 pm
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Charleston green.

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Dark Hunter green.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 11th, 2018 08:06 pm
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Thomas Peters wrote: GE used several shades of green before WW2. One that a fair number of people have used here is, Rustoleum Charleston Green.

In the past I was soaking a minty paint 20s GE 9" blade in warm soapy water and the paint peeled off.  Fact Jack.  :D

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Someone GE painted Charleston Green.  Not too far off.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 12th, 2018 12:39 am
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David Kilnapp
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Just ordered some Charleston Green. I'll take another picture of the cage after I repaint it the darker green. Thanks Gents!!

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 Posted: Tue Jun 12th, 2018 01:17 am
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Tim Marks wrote: Nice original brass bell, Steve!Thanks Tim,I ran across that GE in an antiques mall in Columbus? Ohio, plugged it in at the mall and it didn't run.  Tried to see if they would budge on the $90 price but they wouldn't so I returned it to the booth.   Ready to leave I changed my mind as it was so clean and took a chance on purchasing it.  After getting it home I found one power cord lead was not connected to the switch terminal.   New felt and power cord, cleaning, grease and oil and it's a great running smooth oscillating fan.  Probably a long term keeper.

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