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 Posted: Sat Nov 14th, 2020 02:13 am
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Paul Tao
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Hello! New to this forum.
I have these two vintage fans - neither work anymore although they did work up until 3-4 years ago.

I'm moving now and most likely looking to sell these, as they are very heavy and I'm trying to get rid of things before the move! Could anybody help me identify these fans and tell me if either are worth anything financially? Or should I just consider donating them to Goodwill?
They are both 13" in diameter also

Thank you for any help in advance!














Last edited on Sat Nov 14th, 2020 02:15 am by Paul Tao

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 Posted: Sat Nov 14th, 2020 05:41 am
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David Northam
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The GE fan is old (1920's) and most likely can be fixed. It's not worth a lot of money in non-working condition, but if you donate it to Goodwill, they will most likely trash it because they don't think old fans like that are "safe" for families. Depending on where you are located there might be a collector interested in it. You could try craigslist or facebook marketplace. In my opinion, that fan in non-working condition might be worth $40-$65.

The Cinni fan was a decent quality fan when it was new with a retro-deign most likely made in the 1990's. They were expensive when new - probably retailed for somewhere around $159.00. Among most fan collectors they are not as desirable as much older fans. It's hard to say what may be wrong with this fan and/or if can be easily repaired. Again, Goodwill will probably trash this fan if it's non-working. You could also try one of the "free-cycle" sites or you could sell the 2 fans as a pair.....but adding putting the two fans together probably only adds $10 to the total value (in my opinion).

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 Posted: Sat Nov 14th, 2020 05:34 pm
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I think the General Electric with the brass blades is certainly worth repair. I would at the very least try to sell it to a collector who is going to appreciate it instead of just donating it to Goodwill who will likely trash it. Ballpark value for one of those not working would be around $50.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 14th, 2020 05:50 pm
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