View single post by David Kilnapp
 Posted: Fri Jun 14th, 2019 12:04 am
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David Kilnapp

 

Joined: Tue Apr 17th, 2018
Location: Pembroke, Massachusetts USA
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Friends: With the wonderful kind assistance of John Trier (who wouldn't even take any money up front!), I have acquired this fan. John met the seller, on his own time, and here is what he said after meeting the seller:

David. I have the fan. Here’s what I saw and learned. This fan has been in the same family since it was new. You’ll be the third owner. Grandpa took good care of it and purposefully maintained it. His son, now old, has had it and displayed it. He has polished the brass once in a while. The head wire looks great and new looking, that’s one of my benchmarks as to how much it was used. The red cardboard or hardboard cover on the switch looks brand new. Paint is 100% great less one white paint smudge which you can take off with your fingernail. Runs good and strong on high but slows a bit on lower speed. Lube job is all it will need and flipping the motor housing 180 degrees. The cage has no breaks but you’ll want to straighten it a bit. I have it all packed and will fed ex probably on Saturday. I’ll let you know on shipping. Hang tight till I know shipping. 2 boxes. I think you’ll like it. john

I feel very fortunate to have acquired this fan and I am obliged to treat it with respect and reverence as befits a family treasure. I have emailed the seller for some information on the original owner (his grandfather) which I will keep with the fan. This fan is a family treasure and shall be treated with the appropriate respect.

I'll post pictures when I get it. And how good is John Trier? He doesn't know me from a hole in the wall, and he was willing to do this for me. There are wonderful people in this club and I am so grateful to be afforded the privilege to be a member.