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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2018 07:46 pm
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Dominic Hansen
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This old Fresh'nd Aire fan made its way into our scrap pile at work. On a scrap run, i figured I'd keep it and maybe restore it (bring the chrome back, repaint the base to its original color, and rewire electrics). Right before I started to make any moves, my friend reminded me that restoring antiques can destroy the value of it. Would it be okay to restore this fan? If so, to what extent? Side note, i do have the front grille with emblem, just is not pictured here. Model 2600 I believe. HELP, Thanks (Posted in pre 1950's thread as well, unaware of the year made) 

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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2018 08:18 pm
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Steve Sherwood
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It will increase the value of that fan if it's restored properly. Although sometimes a restoration can cost more than you will ever get out of a fan. I would say that fan needs a complete restoration. Are the blades in good condition? I see the power cord is cut off. I would make sure the motor works before proceeding with any restoration.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2018 08:27 pm
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Blades are in decent condition, the tops of them are chipped off about 1/2" back or so

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 Posted: Sat Jul 7th, 2018 08:01 pm
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The chips on the blades will hurt the value even if it is restored. Collectors want blades in good condition on that type of fan.

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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2018 02:20 pm
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Zachary Parr
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Good thing you saved it the 35" fresh n'd Aire because they are not common. 
Nevermind, it looked like a 35"

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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2018 06:47 pm
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That appears to me to be a 2600

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