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 Posted: Mon Mar 4th, 2019 09:52 pm
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James Moore
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Have never seen anyone else's restoration of this type of fan. Wanted to show a handful of photos from a restoration of a daily runner that has a few embellishments to make it look nicer than it originally was. The first photo shows what a piece of trash it was and the others show what a beauty it turned out to be. The link below takes you to my developmental Website that has a lot of photos and useful information for someone considering a restoration of a fan that is not so collectible yet an excellent daily runner.

http://userx.org/GalleryPages/electric_fan_gallery2.html





















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 Posted: Tue Mar 5th, 2019 04:08 am
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Cory Baughn
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It looks great! Is that Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy you used for paint? It looks like it has the same finish I get when I use it. Gives it a less glossy look that fits some fans to the T. That fan is perfect on the color, great job.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 5th, 2019 05:00 am
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No, I used black lacquer which can be really glossy, but because I don't have professional paint equipment it was necessary to polish it down to smooth out orange peel. As a result it looks more like a factory finish from the time period rather than one that is new and super glossy. Strange how that works out. I believe antique furniture refinishing works in the same fashion.

I have a whole collection of vintage and antique fans listed on my Website. Most have high resolution photographs with important information about each. I also have a collection of record players/turntables, antique trunks/furniture,  and cast iron skillets Just go to the link below and check them out. I like to called it infotainment.

http://userx.org/diversion.html

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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2019 04:32 pm
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Joel Schmid
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Beautiful Job James !
Love the red felt on the base !
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 Posted: Wed Mar 13th, 2019 07:47 pm
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Hey thanks for the kind words Joel. This fan was restored about 10 years ago. Its a real restore (with a few added embellishments) and not a fake one like I see on eBay a lot. Re-insulated to motor windings and speed coil too. Took about 18 hours worth of work. Was it worth it? It sure was considering I would have to buy an new ugly $100 fan every four years. Live in an antique building without central air. Did a little touch up recently and attempted better pictures. Its done nothing but rain 6 days out of 7 for the past several months in Richmond, VA. Its like living in Scotland. Without good ambient light flash photography at night is no easy task.

On another note, anyone have any ideas on electrical and thermal protection?

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