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 Posted: Sun Jan 10th, 2010 08:25 pm
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David Hunter
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I was surprised, when I did a search on this forum, that there was not yet a thread related to the Veritys Zephyr. Please post your photos and information about the Zephyrs here.

The question I had about the Zephyr is, did they all come with the standard "imitation gilt" finish? Does anyone have a Zephyr that came with polished brass as its original finish?

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 Posted: Mon Jan 11th, 2010 05:07 am
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We have a wonderful search function on the site. Here's a start;

http://afca.mywowbb.com/search.php?s=1&q=zephyr

 

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 Posted: Mon Jan 11th, 2010 05:14 am
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As it says in the catalog entry below, the finish was "toned bronze" (bronze paint?) as standard. What is very intriguing to me though is that "other well-known" finishes were available upon request. I am wondering if there are any other finishes out there.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 03:29 am
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My Veritys Zephyr came to me "as is" with this classy, aftermarket brown vinyl power cord!  I haven't done anything other than wax the body and change the cord (killed that authenticity...couldn't take it any more!).  It appears that the blade was once painted, but if it was the  paint has worn down or was removed before it's transport to Camp Guidry.  Lotta' bucks, but a lotta' charm.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 12th, 2010 03:41 am
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Will, thank you for posting pictures of your stunning Zephyr. The original paint looks just gorgeous. Does "toned bronze" seem to be the paint scheme that was once on your blades? It seems as if this imitation gilt finish was carried over to the cage and badge as well. It would be something to see if anyone else out there had another finish besides this too.

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This is one of my top favorites!

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 Posted: Wed Jan 20th, 2010 05:46 am
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Has anyone out there restored their Veritys Zephyr? It seems to me that all of the Zephyrs came with the standard "imitation gilt" finish and I have yet to see a Zephyr where the blades are polished brass. How would someone restore the "imitation gilt" finish on a Zephyr? It seems like this would be a conundrum.

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Thanks, David for the Zephyr promotional ad/description.  I did not realize that "ceiling mount" was an option for this fan!  Anybody out there with a Zephyr ever mount theirs in that fashion?  Sounds like an intriguing use of this fan

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I have personally owned 4 or 5 of these and my strong feeling is not a single one was ever painted although I believe all had been copper plated. At least 2 retained all of their plating on the cage and blade and hardware. These were all bought as they were found in England. The one in my collection is the nicest all original ones I have ever seen. Btw, I do know that whatever the material (fairly certain copper) on the blades and cage, it comes off very easily. I can see how many have turned up with shiney brass as if not careful when cleaning, it is almost inevitable.
As for the "Ceiling mounting", all you do is loosen the wing nut and slide the motor in the "c" all the way and then it can be mounted on the ceiling..... Otherwise, the bearings wouldn't be able to get oiled!!

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Paul Pierson wrote:
I have personally owned 4 or 5 of these and my strong feeling is not a single one was ever painted although I believe all had been copper plated. At least 2 retained all of their plating on the cage and blade and hardware. These were all bought as they were found in England. The one in my collection is the nicest all original ones I have ever seen. Btw, I do know that whatever the material (fairly certain copper) on the blades and cage, it comes off very easily. I can see how many have turned up with shiney brass as if not careful when cleaning, it is almost inevitable.
As for the "Ceiling mounting", all you do is loosen the wing nut and slide the motor in the "c" all the way and then it can be mounted on the ceiling..... Otherwise, the bearings wouldn't be able to get oiled!!


Thank you Paul. Your information is significant indeed. I need to go to your website and study your Zephyr again. Do you have any close up photos that you can post here? You said that the blades and cage were copper plated. In the catalogs the term that is use is "toned bronze". Is the plating more copperish or bronzish? What do you think the plating is actually and could if ever be duplicated in a restoration? I too have only seen original Zephyrs with the toned bronze finish even though Veritys said that they offered different finishes in "approved quantities". I also found it interesting that you said that the finish comes off very easily. What would one do to protect it, coat it with wax? I know that this is a lot a questions to tackle Paul, but if anyone can do it, I know you can. Thanks again.

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