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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 12:55 am
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Jay Buchholz
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Apparently Vornado is making real metal, heavy "vintage" style fans. While I did think this was actually pretty cool, I balked at the name. Silver Swan?!?  ;-)

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 01:03 am
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I'm sure it was made in China which would make it a cheaply made piece of junk, in my opinion. I believe the original and true Silver Swan was a Emerson fan from the 1930's.

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 01:16 am
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Jay Buchholz
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Greg Mahley wrote: I'm sure it was made in China which would make it a cheaply made piece of junk, in my opinion. I believe the original and true Silver Swan was a Emerson fan from the 1930's.Exactly! I was surprised to see Vornado cop that name! 

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 11:36 am
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Where have you guys been hiding the last 13 years?

That fan was introduced ~ 2004.

I've got several that have been running that long with a little cleaning, lubing.

Not made as well as a Emerson 77646, but what "new" fan is?

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 03:25 pm
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I have one that my someday be worth a hunert thou! Right after they came out, at FF '02 in Wichita, John Zwadik & I did not like the either all silver or all black models. So, we got with Glen Ediger (the designer) and swaped pieces to make what we liked! Mine is silver base/motor and black cage, his is the opposite.

BUT, Glen signed the fans as a sort of "Factory Approval", so there's your hunert thou! Just think what it'll be worth in a hundred years, after I'm long gone!

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 Posted: Tue May 16th, 2017 08:22 pm
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George Durbin
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Hi all!!


I can see you all need my guidance on this fan... My opinion is, it could be worth a hunnert thou... But... It is certainly post 1950...  JMHO...  πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰β˜ΊπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Ž


GEO...        :bow:bigfan

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 Posted: Wed May 17th, 2017 01:06 am
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Greg Mahley
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There is a real Vornado model 512 fan on eBay currently. It sort of looks like the original Vornado that this fan at BB&B is modeled after.

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 Posted: Wed May 17th, 2017 07:41 pm
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I took notice at the 3-wing "Silver Swan" as well at Bed Bath and Beyond.  Made me instantly remember/regret selling off my early 2000's (4-wing) models a few years ago.  I think these new ones should be decent; possibly even worth that price tag.  If you look at these fellas without the strictly USA made antique/vintage bias, they seem pretty decent!

-Mr. T

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 Posted: Fri May 19th, 2017 08:32 am
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Vincent Delpizzo
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I certainly want one... the one at my BB&B wasn't plugged in so I was unable to test it... shame that it's smaller and has one less blade than its predecessor, but its predecessor still lives on in the Alchemy Series, which is available in mint or black and looks like a Toshiba fan from the 1950s or 1960s, but it costs $300. Even though it includes a cloth cover to put over it when the fan isn't in use, I can't fathom spending $300 on one of those, even though I really want one. Asking my parents for one of these in September for my birthday. :)

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 Posted: Fri May 19th, 2017 01:19 pm
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Will I be kicked out of the clubhouse for liking it?

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