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 Posted: Sat Sep 12th, 2009 01:54 am
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Larry Hancock
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What compliments a good collection?  Let me submit that organized display versus disarray.  Perhaps other collectibles interwoven amongst them.  I have an area in my house actually my basement which is finished and has a large entertainment center and seating, antique mantle, end tables, coffee tables...  All with fans on them.  I call this my fan sanctum.  I have issues of the fan collector and my fan books laid on the coffee table for visitors to flip through.  It is a great place to relax for me.  Plus it is separate from the upstairs which my wife claims that has fewer fans.  I believe it is all about atmosphere.  I know Stan has an awesome room with trains and all sorts of other stuff.  Let's see some pictures...  If you are new to collecting and you find yourself piling them up in a dark storage shed, you're missing the point.  Have them ready to view and run.  A collection is meant to be shared....  Again, let's see some pictures.  I will have to take some later.  Maybe well revisit workshops again soon.

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Larry I would post photos but out of my 30 fans exept four of them are are all 1950s & 1960s 1970s & 1980s & 1990s fans. Tell me if you would like group photos of all my fans in the pre 1950 forum because I only have four made before 1950.

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I think that fans look best when they work with everything else in the room and aren't the least bit obvious but aren't intentionally hidden either. I've learned from interior design that an element of surprise is a very successful enhancement tool - things that reveal themselves and fall into your line of sight as you move normally around a room are better than ones that are visible all of the time.

On the other side of the coin, a loud crowd of wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelves of fans can be equally impressive. :imao:imao

 

I myself can't do much with my collection though, since the house is messy and the furniture all mismatched.... adding fans to the pile would only make it worse. :imao:eyes:bigfan

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Colin Hill wrote: Larry I would post photos but out of my 30 fans exept four of them are are all 1950s & 1960s 1970s & 1980s & 1990s fans. Tell me if you would like group photos of all my fans in the pre 1950 forum because I only have four made before 1950.
Feel free to start one in the Post 1950's forum too.

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Nicholas Denney wrote: I think that fans look best when they work with everything else in the room and aren't the least bit obvious but aren't intentionally hidden either. I've learned from interior design that an element of surprise is a very successful enhancement tool - things that reveal themselves and fall into your line of sight as you move normally around a room are better than ones that are visible all of the time.

On the other side of the coin, a loud crowd of wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling shelves of fans can be equally impressive. :imao:imao

 

I myself can't do much with my collection though, since the house is messy and the furniture all mismatched.... adding fans to the pile would only make it worse. :imao:eyes:bigfan

I am way past the element of surprise.  Is is more like shock when you walk into my basement.

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Most flat surfaces in my house have a fan on them somewhere. A friend of mine who is an interior designer says they add so much "texture." I keep telling her that inserting a hand on the back side of an open cage will give you all the texture you could ever handle.

My home office has a wall of fans..... but most other fans are spread around. I also 4 fans in my office at work. (photo attached) Home photos to be posted later. 

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David Northam wrote: I also 4 fans in my office at work. (photo attached) Home photos to be posted later. 


Dude, you're still at work? :shock::shock::shock:

:D:D:D j/k!

Looks nice! The fans look pretty settled in there, despite it being so polished and modern. :up: Are all 4 shown? It took me a minute to see the one under the desk and just hope the other one isn't there or I'm losing it. :violin:

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My collection's in a bit of a chaotic state right now, but I am getting ready to put shelving in my closet to stash a lot of 'em. There'll be pics when I'm done. I will also have a display shelf of some of the more uncommon fans I have.

Many of my fans are used, here's an example photo of how I placed my Knapp Monarch Ped -



As you can see, this fan goes nicely with this setting. It's whirring quietly along in that place as I type this.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 12th, 2009 05:02 am
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One pic.  Granted I need to clean a little...

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Another view.

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Little blurry.  Crappy camera.

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That's another one of my problems.... I have almost 70 fans but less than five or six are even in the neighborhood of "small". I wish I had more of 'em.... :?

 

Oops! Took too long to post... :pacifier: :hammer: I like that fan den! That fireplace would be awesome with an electric fire in it. :dude:

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Kitchen...

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This is it. A fan in the snow. :D

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That was good  display.  Now have you guys got any idea on how to display a  ceiling fan collection  as beautifully as this portable fan collection ?

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Peter Chester wrote: That was good  display.  Now have you guys got any idea on how to display a  ceiling fan collection?
Hey Pete, how about you?  Show us your ceiling fan collection? :clap:

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I have fans in every room of my condo. Total disarray, as I have limited room to display them! Also have several fans stored under my (tall) bed. All fans are used, BTW. No reason to have an antique fan unless you plan on driving it!

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I have fans scattered all over the house in every room even the bathroom so it's a bit hard to capture all of them in one photo. Here's one photo of the end of the hallway that many of you have probably already seen, we'll see what we can do about maybe taking a few more of the other locations if you all wish to see something other then my Polar Cubs.

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Like others I have many scattered throughout the house. My main display is in my office downstairs.

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I'm lucky enough to have a spouse who "let me" put shelving in my den to put my old fans up.  Last year when Hurricane Gustav came through the bayous, I got roof damage and subsequently ceiling tile (celotex) damage.  Until that event, I didn't know that I had red cypress 'bead board' ceilings in this old house!  So, rather than replace the tile, we left it 'nekkid'.  Like most collectors, every room has a fan or two, but this shot is the most highly populated room at Camp Guidry

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I display mine on tables and stair well - If you live in a Condo its hard to display them all at one time, unless you have something built in!

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Ron,  I love those old cans on the tables.  They look great with the fans...  I have often thought about buy some to sit around my fans...

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Here's a few more sadly taken photos.

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Larry Hancock wrote: Ron,  I love those old cans on the tables.  They look great with the fans...  I have often thought about buy some to sit around my fans... Old cans? Is my eye sight getting that bad or did I miss a joke there?
AHHHHHH! For some reason my pc wasn't loading that photo. I see!

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Peter Chester wrote: That was good  display.  Now have you guys got any idea on how to display a  ceiling fan collection  as beautifully as this portable fan collection ?

Peter,

Besides mounting them in your home, I invision a custom wooden rack with felt lined grooves to put the fans in side by side, blades detached of course.  Unless you have a large open building where you can actually install all of them...

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Here are some of my fans.

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More.

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Great pics Steve.  Love the brick.  Sets off the fans.  Also another great combination of antiques.  Old signs clocks.  I have my eye on a couple soda clocks to really set off the collection.  I bought an old phone for my fan area last weekend and Tom Newcity helped me wire it up...

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My collection seems to have outgrown normal display areas. 

Sherwood keeps selling me restorations that I have to hide in my basement...:D
I figure given enough fans, he will eventually become a good restorer!:D
(No matter how much it costs me!):hammer:

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I like to put my fans on antique radios...

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And sometimes next to vintage televisions...

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And sometimes all over the place. :cool:

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Part of my humble collection

16" Fort Wayne, GE and Emerson on an oak china cabinet

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12" GE & Hunter on an oak barrister bookcase

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16" Westy and GE on a bedroom dresser

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Fans on nitestand and floor next to bed...the brown Emerson 77646 has been running non-stop since May.

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