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 Posted: Fri Sep 25th, 2020 02:38 pm
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Donald Coleman
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I dug this Westinghouse hassock fan out of the back of a barn at an estate sale. The lady I bought it from asked "do you really think it will work?", and I told her I'd be surprised if it didn't.
A new cord and it's been running for the past week. I'm wondering if I should I leave the "patina" or restore it? :D






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 Posted: Fri Sep 25th, 2020 07:47 pm
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I really can not tell from the photos, but if that is rust, I would repaint. My personal opinion is that rust is bad, period. Kill it with 'Ospho', prime and sand the rough spots and repaint (personally I strip the paint completely,or at least sand down to the metal unless the existing paint is very sound and rust free).


That is a nice fan, but my opinion is that the fan is not exceptionally valuable, in that re-finishing it would detract from the value at all, and if anything, would enhance the value.


Lastly, I prefer to keep the color scheme as close to original as possible (with rattle can paint) but sometimes a really nice custom job is quite admirable.

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 Posted: Fri Sep 25th, 2020 08:13 pm
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Mark Olson wrote: I really can not tell from the photos, but if that is rust, I would repaint. My personal opinion is that rust is bad, period. Kill it with 'Ospho', prime and sand the rough spots and repaint (personally I strip the paint completely,or at least sand down to the metal unless the existing paint is very sound and rust free).


That is a nice fan, but my opinion is that the fan is not exceptionally valuable, in that re-finishing it would detract from the value at all, and if anything, would enhance the value.


Lastly, I prefer to keep the color scheme as close to original as possible (with rattle can paint) but sometimes a really nice custom job is quite admirable.

I completely agree. Rust should be gotten rid of if you want the metal to survive.

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Steven P Dempsey
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"Death Star" as opposed to "Vader" - - these came with a window mount frame also - Micarta Blades.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2020 02:18 pm
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I WOULD RESTORE THAT FAN! 

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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2020 03:11 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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It would be cool in a baby blue/cream paint scheme - - shame you can't see the motor when using it!!

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 Posted: Mon Sep 28th, 2020 08:17 pm
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Steven P Dempsey wrote: It would be cool in a baby blue/cream paint scheme - - shame you can't see the motor when using it!!That would be cool. Almost a 50's Chevy look scheme.

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I personally would restore and customize the fan. Hassocks clean up really well and you can have fun with the color schemes. Here are links to two hassocks that I have customizes.

http://www.rockfanned.com/2018/09/rex-cole.html

http://www.rockfanned.com/2019/06/kisco-circulair-7000-r-30.html

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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 06:47 pm
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Jenn Selchow wrote: I personally would restore and customize the fan. Hassocks clean up really well and you can have fun with the color schemes. Here are links to two hassocks that I have customizes.

http://www.rockfanned.com/2018/09/rex-cole.html

http://www.rockfanned.com/2019/06/kisco-circulair-7000-r-30.html
Those look great Jenn!

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 Posted: Wed Sep 30th, 2020 07:53 pm
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Jenn Selchow
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Thank you, Mr. Coleman! They are fun little projects.

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