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 Posted: Fri Mar 15th, 2019 04:06 pm
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Joel Schmid
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I also love the cast iron and brass era from late 1800 to 1920's

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 Posted: Fri Mar 15th, 2019 06:21 pm
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Larry Miceli
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Definitely the 1920’s to the 1930’s. This is a picture of my home office in my 1920’s bungalow.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 01:31 am
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I have thought about this question a lot since I've collected fans and other things.   My favorite era is whenever a fan manufacturer reaches its pinnacle when designing a fan.  Cost is not a concern.   Examples:   Paragon 1897 ish.   This model pulls out all the stops with cast brass accents, best cage ever made, etc.   Earlier Paragon is less detailed  and later Paragon's degrade with a steel cage etc.   Also:  Dayton Spin Start, Peerless Spin Start, Arched foot Dayton ...... Those fans were designed to be "in your face" cool  ....... as in, "I can make a cooler fan than you".   Companies competed to create beauty.   All companies had to introduce a fan.  Then they upgraded them to be as cool and as beautiful as possible.  Then they steadily degraded over time due to cost and mass production.  Pick any area of collecting, and this is generally what companies did with their products.  

 


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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 01:53 am
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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 09:39 am
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I would have to go with 1880’s to 1915 or so.   So many unique fans beautifully designed and built.   
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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 01:06 pm
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LOL - I will take the 500 volt fan. I can use it as a Defrib on the wife when she finds out how much I spent on all these fans ....

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 Posted: Sun Mar 17th, 2019 02:55 am
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Early fans. By 1920, things became boring.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 17th, 2019 08:43 pm
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Cast iron and brass, with big pizza wedge or Parker blades. The older and more ornate the better. Crazy oscilators; I have a couple vanes and a lolipop, but I'd love a rollercoaster. Oh, and Vortalexes...

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2019 01:23 am
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Is this c.1904 German AEG ornate enough for you?   For all of its fanciness it was given only one speed but it runs very well.   The grease cups on top of the shaft is similar to old automotive grease cups where you fill the cup with grease and screw the cover down a fraction of a turn as needed.   I like the way the guard is made with wires going through piercings in the crossing wires.   The fan is unrestored, original finish.

















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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2019 01:28 am
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Richard Daugird
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That needs to be at my house, Steve.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2019 10:53 pm
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6,000 watts??

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2019 11:38 pm
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Jim Kovar
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René Rondeau wrote: 6,000 watts??
WOW!   :shock:


That'sa "lots-o'-Watts."   :wondering:





 :light:  Best case (unity PF),...
that'd be only 50 Amps.  :thumbup

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 Posted: Tue Mar 19th, 2019 12:01 am
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Jim Kovar wrote: René Rondeau wrote: 6,000 watts??
WOW!   :shock:


That'sa "lots-o'-Watts."   :wondering:





 :light:  Best case (unity PF),...
that'd be only 50 Amps.  :thumbup
Yes, and I use the fan for heating purposes too.   Heat my house and circular the hot air.   But what does that 6000 W really mean?

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 Posted: Tue Mar 19th, 2019 05:35 am
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German watts.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 19th, 2019 05:39 am
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That fan IS NOT SAFE to run in Californie, send it on down here to Tejas, I have 10,000 watts coming out of my outlets. My brother in law/cousin/parole officer re-wired my electric meter... :clap:

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