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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2018 04:25 pm
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Dylan Sailors
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One of the few 20’s era fans i have found and my first fan that has brushes and that can run on direct current! Its 8” and has two speeds, and the only unoriginal thing on it is the old cloth iron cord. But everything else is pretty clean

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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2018 04:26 pm
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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2018 05:14 pm
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Congrats, those are nice fans!

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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2018 05:27 pm
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Do you mind saying what you paid for it? Nice find!

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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2018 07:24 pm
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Dylan Sailors wrote: But everything else is near mintSorry, but I fail to see anything even close to "near mint".  No better than "Good".  Those OLD iron cords are a favorite of mine due to them being very flexible and with a large round diameter.  I've often thought of dying the cord black to get rid of the white threads.  Better than any power cords you can buy today.

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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2018 11:15 pm
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For me its in really good shape. Most fans i find are rotted out. Also i payed $60, yea a bit overpriced but its a safer but than ebay and i really like it!

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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2018 11:18 pm
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Dylan Sailors wrote: For me its in really good shape. Most fans i fond are rotted out. Also i payed $60, yea a bit overpriced but its a safer but than ebay and i really like it!

That is a nice fan and it is in much better shape than these typically are found.


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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2018 02:48 am
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if you are happy with it $60 is small potatoes. Enjoy your fan, i would have paid $60 all day long for that unit

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2018 03:59 am
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I love how emerson put the care to include two speeds and a cast iron construction on such a small unit. I think it will look quite nice once the japan is polished up too!

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2018 12:22 pm
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$60 is a very good price for a nice fan. I don't think you overpaid at all. That will clean up very nicely.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2018 01:32 pm
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I'd have bought it for $60 (and be patting myself on the back for it).

And Kilnapp is correct, that fan will look spectacular with a little spit n polish...

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2018 02:25 pm
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The fly in the ointment is the blade, I believe those are steel with brass plate, which looks to be flaking off. Still a decent fan, may want to look for a blade in better condition, unless you can do brass plating at home...

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2018 03:00 pm
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Its actually paint its just like my old emerson juniors. Compared to most original gold blades finishes this one is much better than most that i have found. I am just going to leave it original but it would look really good if it was brass plated

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2018 03:10 pm
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Richard Daugird
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You could always have Ted Kaczor put some nice new polished brass wings on that blade. I have three that he has done and they are excellent.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2018 07:11 pm
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Emerson Jr. and Northwind blades are steel with gold PAINT.  Not plated.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 01:37 am
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Heheh...   These 450 Northwind blades are brass! Must be worth a hunnert thou!😁😂🤣





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George Durbin wrote: Heheh...   These 450 Northwind blades are brass! Must be worth a hunnert thou!😁😂🤣

Nope. Only $75. Check's in the mail.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 09:27 pm
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What polish would you all recomend for the japan finish?

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 Posted: Wed Jul 11th, 2018 09:32 pm
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I use good 'ol Turtle Wax, nothing fancy. I'd try to touch up the rust on the base before you get wax on there.

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