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 Posted: Wed Sep 16th, 2020 07:38 pm
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Robert Todd

 

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Keith,


Inclusion of pictures is always helpful, but may not be necessary to answer your questions.  My personal opinion is that you are approaching this in just the right way.  That is a cool fan, but, unfortunately, not terribly valuable.  I believe you would only want to restore this if you intended to keep it as restoration costs can quickly drive the cost above it's potential value.  Cleaning the fan and ensuring it's functionality offers good value for the next potential buyer.  The fact that it is grimy is frequently a good thing as the grime often protects the finish from rust and ravages of age.  So, clean it, oil it and make sure it works properly and hopefully, you will realize a satisfactory return on your investment to help fund your next venture.