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 Posted: Sat Jan 26th, 2013 02:09 am
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My reason is in the throw away world we live in its good to see something that lasts. I found out i like the resurrection each one having variable circumstances. I like to work on trashy looking fans an make them put out again use them for a saturday afternoon nap. I think i have become a fan nut. Is this typical?:hammer:

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I am suffering some of the same symptoms.. its an expensive addiction.

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My father always said it wasn't a hobby, it was my obsession, I think he was right!

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I have only been doing this for 1 year and have been wondering the same thing.

I have mentioned, a few times, in previous threads that I feel they are what everyone else mentions PLUS to me they are works of art. Another member said that he'd rather look at fans then fine works of art. I replied that if the Mona Lisa had a fan next to her, I would have bought the painting.

At first, I was only attracted to the brass blade fans. But now, I have been searching for many other (post 1940) fans. These fans (i.e. Emerson 77646, GE Vort and many more)have interesting cage designs that go in all different directions and are back dropped by the blades and then the motor and base with it's tapering neck.
I'd better stop. If my wife reads this description, she's going to be mad that I don't describe her this way. :X

I have a spare bedroom that I have devoted to interesting antiques and one entire wall is housing my fans.
I sit there and look at these and am just mesmerized by them.

But besides their attractiveness, to me, they also represent a time when things were made well...not the junk of today.

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Only 7? I think that's about where I was at 5 months- now at about a year and 35 or so, but really, who's counting(well I can always divorce her)

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For me it is because they were made in a time where it was QUALITY that mattered, not QUANTITY....not to mention that they look really nice when restored and they are better than anything new

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For me the obsession began when I was around 3 yrs old. My Grand Parents had a 1950 12" GE Vortalex that absolutely facsinated me. Back then Parents (and Grand Parents) really looked after their children. Example: If I got near that fan, I got slapped away from it before I stuck my fingers in the blades. So I decided that when I got old enough and able to, I would get every dang Fan I wanted.

Btw.... Granny left me the 12" Vortalex when she passed. It sits in a place of honor in my workshop.

You cant have too many fans.

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AFTER WORKING ON BRASS AND NICKLE NATIONAL CASH REGISTERS FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS I FIND THE FANS NOW TAKING MY INTEREST. THEY ARE ALSO A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. BOTH ARE GREAT HOBBIES.

 

 

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Greg Stangel wrote:
AFTER WORKING ON BRASS AND NICKLE NATIONAL CASH REGISTERS FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS I FIND THE FANS NOW TAKING MY INTEREST. THEY ARE ALSO A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. BOTH ARE GREAT HOBBIES.


With the cash registers you can put your money INTO the register. With fans you put your money into them in a different way.

I once had a big hunk of a standard size National Cash Register and can tell you that moving it around was a big hassle but you already know that. At least with fans one hand, sometimes two, is all it takes to move them.

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OK, I agree with or resemble previous comments on fans,9 months and 40 fans later.I have cleaned or restored at least 35, and resurrected 1 or 2. All my patients have survived surgery , all are better than I found them. I have used nearly every tool I own and used a lifetime of acquired skills and knowledge . But the bottom line is , my fans are the only thing I can find that are older than me,still look great and actually work better than newer models.......! Kind of inspiring, so guys just maybe when you are 50,60 ,70,80 ,90 somebody will drag you out of the trash , clean you up , do a little refurb and smile every time they look at you. I hope so! Enjoy those fans (cheaper than a psychiatrist) gotta go my nurse is gonna comb my hair and then ....

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My wife said I needed to seek proffessional help with this addiction, so I enlisted the services of the famous Dr. Dunaway (Geoff Dunaway that is). He told me if I only had two hundred fans I had no problem at all. Thanks Doc!

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I'm safe then, I only have around 200 fans at the moment...

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My story sounds about the same. 1 year, 46 fans. I have less than 10.00 each invested, so it's a cheap hobby. I've never bought a fan from E-Bay nor Craigslist. All have come from within this small town I live in. Some are fans I never thought I'd see around here. My biggest disappointment has been the lack of brass. I love the hunt, the online research , and the actual restoration work. I also love this AFCA site, and have learned a ton from these pros, my heroes. My wife doesn't mind the hobby, but can't understand why I won't part with any of them.

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I think it started for me when i was a toddler...my dad always told me that my first word was conairconditioner {air conditioner}..I used to drag old broken down fans home from the trash all the time....even found a chelsea window fan one time about 25 years ago that i wish my mother wouldnt have thrown out...my grandfather on my mothers side was a "jack of all trades"...if someone needed something fixed, he could do it, and do it right...he always had tons of old motors, fans, air conditioners...you name it...some of the old motors i really wish i would have kept.. when i was about 10 years old, i wanted to start a business restoring old box fans....i dont have nearly as many as other people {only 7 of them at the moment} but i always have some really good older ones..i am finally now making it a hobby, i find that repairing, cleaning and painting, then using old fans can be really calming....plus, they all look good in my apartment too

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There are quality items being made now.  The general public however, just won't pay for it in great numbers.

Check out the prices in 1900-05 and do the equivalent dollar amount in today's dollars.  It will surprise you.  Who pays 500-700 for a new fan today?  No one at Wally World.

One thing I noticed about my farming relatives in Nebraska.  They liked new.  Of course, they wore out equipment and traded it in.  But even in their homes, they liked new things.

I think I literally cried when I found out my Uncle had traded his 49 Merc, 2 tone red and white, with red and white tucked and rolled leather for a for a late 70s POS Mustang.  I cried even harder when he told me the pittance they had given him on the trade-in.

Using old stuff is a mind set.  Not everyone has it.

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 OK folks , here's a repost of a classic post by John "fan" Doe originally seen on this forum on January 28 , 1998 at 09:12:11 Exactly 15 years ago from this very day !!!

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    Are you a fan collactaholic ? Yes , there is such a disease. I should know for I am a recovering fan collector and I would like to share my story. I will use the name John "Fan"Doe to protect my family. I noticed the first symptoms driving home from Church one Sunday when my wife complimented me on not snoring during services  the past two weeks. I muttered thanks and turned my head so  she couldn't see my red face. Yes , I had been awake with my head tilted back over the pew , eyes wide open , mouth agape looking at those beautiful ceiling fans going round and round and round. Were they Emersons? No , maybe Diehls ? How did they lube them ?? I started doing little things like stealing the pinwheels we had set out in the yard for my daughter's birthday.

   My concerns heightened the night of our wedding anniversary. I took the wife out to  a real classy supper club.You know the kind , cloth napkins , two forks and you don't have to get up to get your salad. I kept noticing the old fans. After supper I asked the waiter if he would like to double his tip. "Sure" he said. I handed him a second dollar and asked if he could sneak me into the kitchen to have a look at the exhaust fans. I am now teetering on the edge, about to start a downward spiral in becoming a fan collectaholic.

   I went to the junkyard to cash in my empties when I spotted a GE Deco in a pile. I ran over and grabbed it and turned right into the proprietor Mr Burley. "You need permission before perusing the yard" he said. "I want this fan", my hands trembling. Burley says "You must want that fan bad , what's in it for me"? I'm low on cash and desperate. "Tell you what , give me the fan and I'll provide you with the names of two guys that stuff thier empties with cigarette butts". "OK", he says,"let's have the names". " Ah..ah..ah...it's Jones". Oh no, now I've betrayed a friend. "OK that's one name how about the other"?   Oh boy I'm desperate , "ah... it's a guy named Smith. He's a new neighbor of mine , real heavy drinker , many a morning I've seen him laying face down in his back yard".  Now I have the fan , but it's a false euphoria. I've betrayed a friend, and worst of all lied to a junk man.  As I'm driving down the road I hear a clicking under my hood and pull over , lift the hood.......................

 

   When I wake up , I am in the Fan Rehab Center. Turns out the State Patrol found me, my car running , and I was staring at something behind the radiator.I am almost through my rehab , the clinic is air conditioned , no fans. In a few hours I will be released to a mentor family. It's sort of like a  Big Brothers Big Sisters program for recovering fan collectors.  They give you support , get your mind off of fans and councel you. So , wish me well on my recovery. In a few hours I'll be on my way to  Florida to meet my mentor family. A nice couple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Good. Yes , fan collectors , help is just a phone call away... John "Fan" Doe.

 

 

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Funny story Geoff and I actually believe it.

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Nobody here mentioned using them in everyday service...

I have restored fans for many yearz. But a fan that just sits on a shelf gathering dust is of no use to me. These machines were built to last forever. Nothing pleases me more than to be hot in bed at nite, I get up and turn on the Emerson 1310 that is perched atop my PC and letting it cool me down all through the nite. This fan needed no restoration when I got it and it is still 1903 in all aspects, yet runs for days/weeks at a time with the motor never getting warm, even though it is running on line voltage at least 16VAC higher than it was designed for (104VAC, at 7200 Alts per minute)

I am fascinated in this (example, I revere all 1800's/early 1900's fans) for many reasons, the most important is how well they were made so they would stand the test of time.

I compare this 1310 to one of my Korean fans, a 12" Ku Hsing. The latter weighs in at a paltry 3-1/2 pounds. The 1310 weighs well over 30 pounds. Which was better made and better engineered?

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Matt,

It's a slippery slope!

RRMatthew O Neill wrote:
I'm safe then, I only have around 200 fans at the moment...

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Fred Berry wrote: Nobody here mentioned using them in everyday service...

I have restored fans for many yearz. But a fan that just sits on a shelf gathering dust is of no use to me. These machines were built to last forever. Nothing pleases me more than to be hot in bed at nite, I get up and turn on the Emerson 1310 that is perched atop my PC and letting it cool me down all through the nite. This fan needed no restoration when I got it and it is still 1903 in all aspects, yet runs for days/weeks at a time with the motor never getting warm, even though it is running on line voltage at least 16VAC higher than it was designed for (104VAC, at 7200 Alts per minute)

I am fascinated in this (example, I revere all 1800's/early 1900's fans) for many reasons, the most important is how well they were made so they would stand the test of time.

I compare this 1310 to one of my Korean fans, a 12" Ku Hsing. The latter weighs in at a paltry 3-1/2 pounds. The 1310 weighs well over 30 pounds. Which was better made and better engineered?

Better engineered?  Easy answer.  The Korean fan.  Think what it took to get to the minimum to make a usable fan versus a hunk of iron wrapped with some copper.

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Fred Berry wrote: Nobody here mentioned using them in everyday service...

I have restored fans for many yearz. But a fan that just sits on a shelf gathering dust is of no use to me. These machines were built to last forever. Nothing pleases me more than to be hot in bed at nite, I get up and turn on the Emerson 1310 that is perched atop my PC and letting it cool me down all through the nite. This fan needed no restoration when I got it and it is still 1903 in all aspects, yet runs for days/weeks at a time with the motor never getting warm, even though it is running on line voltage at least 16VAC higher than it was designed for (104VAC, at 7200 Alts per minute)

I am fascinated in this (example, I revere all 1800's/early 1900's fans) for many reasons, the most important is how well they were made so they would stand the test of time.

I compare this 1310 to one of my Korean fans, a 12" Ku Hsing. The latter weighs in at a paltry 3-1/2 pounds. The 1310 weighs well over 30 pounds. Which was better made and better engineered?
Which is better? The Emerson. The Emerson will probably last another 100 years. The Ku Hsing will not.

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Randy Rohr wrote:
Matt,

It's a slippery slope!

RRMatthew O Neill wrote:
I'm safe then, I only have around 200 fans at the moment...


I bought four fans in the last two weeks. Slippery slope? Yep, I can see how that goes.

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6 Fans and 2 Motors within 24 Hrs.....

The Forum has a pic floating around here somewhere with a mounded over pile of pedestals in the back of a pickup. Talk about getting a lot of fans at once.

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Harmon Larimore wrote: 6 Fans and 2 Motors within 24 Hrs.....

We have a pic floating around here somewhere with a mounded over pile of pedestals in the back of a pickup. Talk about getting a lot of fans at once.

Well certainly there are more coming in the door than going out the past few months.

But, fan season is fast approaching (76 here today).

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Geoff Dunaway wrote:  OK folks , here's a repost of a classic post by John "fan" Doe originally seen on this forum on January 28 , 1998 at 09:12:11 Exactly 15 years ago from this very day !!!

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                                                  YES THERE IS HELP

    Are you a fan collactaholic ? Yes , there is such a disease. I should know for I am a recovering fan collector and I would like to share my story. I will use the name John "Fan"Doe to protect my family. I noticed the first symptoms driving home from Church one Sunday when my wife complimented me on not snoring during services  the past two weeks. I muttered thanks and turned my head so  she couldn't see my red face. Yes , I had been awake with my head tilted back over the pew , eyes wide open , mouth agape looking at those beautiful ceiling fans going round and round and round. Were they Emersons? No , maybe Diehls ? How did they lube them ?? I started doing little things like stealing the pinwheels we had set out in the yard for my daughter's birthday.

   My concerns heightened the night of our wedding anniversary. I took the wife out to  a real classy supper club.You know the kind , cloth napkins , two forks and you don't have to get up to get your salad. I kept noticing the old fans. After supper I asked the waiter if he would like to double his tip. "Sure" he said. I handed him a second dollar and asked if he could sneak me into the kitchen to have a look at the exhaust fans. I am now teetering on the edge, about to start a downward spiral in becoming a fan collectaholic.

   I went to the junkyard to cash in my empties when I spotted a GE Deco in a pile. I ran over and grabbed it and turned right into the proprietor Mr Burley. "You need permission before perusing the yard" he said. "I want this fan", my hands trembling. Burley says "You must want that fan bad , what's in it for me"? I'm low on cash and desperate. "Tell you what , give me the fan and I'll provide you with the names of two guys that stuff thier empties with cigarette butts". "OK", he says,"let's have the names". " Ah..ah..ah...it's Jones". Oh no, now I've betrayed a friend. "OK that's one name how about the other"?   Oh boy I'm desperate , "ah... it's a guy named Smith. He's a new neighbor of mine , real heavy drinker , many a morning I've seen him laying face down in his back yard".  Now I have the fan , but it's a false euphoria. I've betrayed a friend, and worst of all lied to a junk man.  As I'm driving down the road I hear a clicking under my hood and pull over , lift the hood.......................

 

   When I wake up , I am in the Fan Rehab Center. Turns out the State Patrol found me, my car running , and I was staring at something behind the radiator.I am almost through my rehab , the clinic is air conditioned , no fans. In a few hours I will be released to a mentor family. It's sort of like a  Big Brothers Big Sisters program for recovering fan collectors.  They give you support , get your mind off of fans and councel you. So , wish me well on my recovery. In a few hours I'll be on my way to  Florida to meet my mentor family. A nice couple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Good. Yes , fan collectors , help is just a phone call away... John "Fan" Doe.

 

 

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I gotta read this later, looks like good stuff...

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John Evans wrote: I have only been doing this for 1 year and have been wondering the same thing.

I have mentioned, a few times, in previous threads that I feel they are what everyone else mentions PLUS to me they are works of art. Another member said that he'd rather look at fans then fine works of art. I replied that if the Mona Lisa had a fan next to her, I would have bought the painting.

At first, I was only attracted to the brass blade fans. But now, I have been searching for many other (post 1940) fans. These fans (i.e. Emerson 77646, GE Vort and many more)have interesting cage designs that go in all different directions and are back dropped by the blades and then the motor and base with it's tapering neck.
I'd better stop. If my wife reads this description, she's going to be mad that I don't describe her this way. :X

I have a spare bedroom that I have devoted to interesting antiques and one entire wall is housing my fans.
I sit there and look at these and am just mesmerized by them.

But besides their attractiveness, to me, they also represent a time when things were made well...not the junk of today.
Hi John, my wife and I host a regional meet in Southeastern PA (Downingtown) in mid September this year. Hopefully you can make it. The flier and information  is available in the events calendar here on the forum. 

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Funny story- my wife and I were sitting around on one fine weekend evening recently. If I recall, we may have had as adult beverage in hand. My wife started to count the fans in our living room , and the count was just shy of 20. 
I had a brilliant idea..."Let's go count all of our fans" ... bad idea. We both set forth eagerly and started counting. 


When the count topped 500, I got "The Look" from her. We ALL know that look. Since then, she's put the brakes on a little bit, but fans somehow seem to keep following me home. 

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Lane Shirey wrote: Funny story- my wife and I were sitting around on one fine weekend evening recently. If I recall, we may have had as adult beverage in hand. My wife started to count the fans in our living room , and the count was just shy of 20. 
I had a brilliant idea..."Let's go count all of our fans" ... bad idea. We both set forth eagerly and started counting. 


When the count topped 500, I got "The Look" from her. We ALL know that look. Since then, she's put the brakes on a little bit, but fans somehow seem to keep following me home. 

I have 100 fans on display in my home... And another 700 or so in a couple of places... Is that too many? I dunno, Check with Geoff Dunaway and see what he says... 😁😂🤣😃😄😅
My wife and I have an agreement... She doesnt go into the basement and I don't go into her closet... It's working! "I think!!"

Geo...

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George Durbin wrote: Lane Shirey wrote: Funny story- my wife and I were sitting around on one fine weekend evening recently. If I recall, we may have had as adult beverage in hand. My wife started to count the fans in our living room , and the count was just shy of 20. 
I had a brilliant idea..."Let's go count all of our fans" ... bad idea. We both set forth eagerly and started counting. 


When the count topped 500, I got "The Look" from her. We ALL know that look. Since then, she's put the brakes on a little bit, but fans somehow seem to keep following me home. 

I have 100 fans on display in my home... And another 700 or so in a couple of places... Is that too many? I dunno, Check with Geoff Dunaway and see what he says... 😁😂🤣😃😄😅
My wife and I have an agreement... She doesnt go into the basement and I don't go into her closet... It's working! "I think!!"

Geo...

What about your corn crib George? wouldn't your wife not be allowed in there as well? :P :D :up:

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Holy necrothread Batman!

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