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 Posted: Sat Feb 21st, 2015 05:34 pm
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Kevin R. Braswell
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[code][/code]Hi members, as a new club member I love fans, but know very little about them. I purchase them when they have a certain appeal. I am sure most of us do this as well. I have grown found of the G.E. Models.   I found this small Whiz at a local antique store and picked it up for around $75. It is green and some of what I think is the original paint still remains. The blade is brass, the cage is steel.   It runs great, but I would like to know about its age and value. Also, what are the opinions on restoring it, or leaving it the way it is. I favor just putting a period correct cord on it, a mild cleaning and it is done. Does anyone have a photo of one restored correctly? 
Thanks in advance to any member who helps with this.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 21st, 2015 05:38 pm
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1920. One-year fan. It was the only one with no switch, the cord entering the back of the motor housing, and a cast base with the three-strut cage mounting.

Here's mine that I did (in the wrong color, but... whatever...) a couple years back.

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Yours is original looking to me, and the paint is pretty fragile, but should clean up. The cord is easy to replace on these due to the back of the housing coming off rather than the front and the connections to the stator being right there.

Here's mine before I touched it:

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 Posted: Mon Feb 23rd, 2015 12:15 am
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Looks like we have a set of twins on the before. I like your restoration. Like it so much I am thinking heavily about a restoration. Thank you for sharing your photos and the great info!

Best regards!

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 Posted: Sat Feb 28th, 2015 05:41 am
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Here is the one I have just finished. 

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 Posted: Sat Feb 28th, 2015 10:47 am
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Ohhhhhh man, you just gave me a fever! The only cure is to restore my fan! I am die'n over here! I have a huge Robbins and myers I have to complete first. Your little jewel is perfect! Great job!

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Greg Miller wrote: 1920. One-year fan. It was the only one with no switch, the cord entering the back of the motor housing, and a cast base with the three-strut cage mounting.




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