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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 04:49 am
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Ken Neuzil
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I have come upon an old fan which I believe to be pre 1050's.  The 016A6-01 is on the back name plate. Serial number has to be cleaned up a little to read it but it looks something like FMLE204XC.  If you say that isn't quite right I am going to have to get a good magnifying glass to look at it better.  The fan has to be clean.  It does run but I don't think the oscillating function works (if it is suppose to oscillate). I was told it runs but I haven't tested it being to busy this weekend.  I plan to get into it Wednesday after the snow stops.  I am looking for information such as age, true function and pricing range as is (dirty) cleaned up but not polished, restored.  I don't think I will be keeping it thus the pricing range.  I am also open to offers.  Thanks you in advance for any help.  Kindly  Ken

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 04:56 am
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I think most will need photos to tell what you have.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 05:38 am
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Ken Neuzil
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I am having trouble posting pics

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 05:47 am
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I'll try to figure it out tomorrow

Any advice is welcome

Thank you. Ken

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 01:17 pm
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Like this ?



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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 01:35 pm
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Ken Neuzil
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Yes that is the fan

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 02:11 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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yours is the 16" version - the oscillators do fail, make sure that chrome button with the slot is fully engaged - takes a straight screwdriver or a coin - - 1930s-1940s

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 02:16 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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here is a 16---The motor & base is the same as a 12" fan, just a bigger blade & cage, you can see the recessed chrome oscillator button

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 03:39 pm
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what would a fair market price be for this fan in the dirty condition that it is in? What if I cleaned the unit up and made it presentable, would it improve the pricing should I decide to sell this unit? It does look cool. Thank you. Ken

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 06:20 pm
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The blade must be good - - no wobbles, good head wire - - no frays - - I'd say 80-100 tops if in very good cosmetic shape, clean paint, these are common & I like them (I have 20 I'd say, all sizes) but they don't fetch high prices, and then shipping on a large fan is expensive & 16" fans just don't have the appeal as 10-12" fans. Polish it up & use it!

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2020 11:38 pm
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Sounds like what I'll be doing. Thank you. I think I will take it up to Ontario Canada to our cottage and use it in the family room. Will make a wonderful conversation piece also. Ken

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