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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 01:31 am
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Steve Butler
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Two years ago I was standing next to Dick Boswell at Fan Fair and a broken kidney was for sale. He said “they’re ALWAYS broken”.  It’s been a quest ever since. The search ended today with a very good condition 12” working example. Other than tape on the switch lever, everything looks untouched. The auction was in an Amish owned building with no electricity so the auctioneer let me take it outside and plug it into a generator to test it. Side note, keep the raffle ticket orders coming.  Thanks, Steve. 

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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 01:31 am
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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 01:32 am
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Steve Butler
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Gearbox 

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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 01:32 am
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Mark Behrend
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Nice find !

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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 05:51 pm
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That's awesome.  Dreams really do come true!   :D

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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 06:20 pm
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Those are good fans to have. I think they have a nice low speed, not too fast.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 06:49 pm
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I can’t get over how heavy this thing is. I’ve carried a lot of fans around but this one seems like it takes the cake. I really like how this fan locks into place when the oscillator is disengaged. I wish the loophandles did too. 

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Great looking fan.  I’m a new member and wonder why it is called a kidney fan.  What year is it?  I like the looks of the blade and cage, both look to be brass.

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Rusty Anderson wrote: Great looking fan.  I’m a new member and wonder why it is called a kidney fan.  What year is it?  I like the looks of the blade and cage, both look to be brass.Welcome. Kidney comes from the shape of the oscillator box which is al too often broken. They’re vey desireable fans and one with an intact box is uncommon. 

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Hey Steve,
Congrats on the find.  That's awesome!

---Darrell

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 Posted: Sun Apr 14th, 2019 11:23 pm
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Thanks Darrell. It was actually at a radio auction. 400+ antique and vintage radios for sale and six fans. I bought the best fan and some cool advertising radios. No one was interested in this kind of radio. There were about 35 of us bidders. They were like us fan collectors, not interested in the cheap radios so I nabbed them. 

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Nice fan, one of the more asthetically pleasing fans there is along with the 16" Westy tank, the 03 stick mount and the 21645.

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Michael Rathberger wrote:

Nice fan, one of the more asthetically pleasing fans there is along with the 16" Westy tank, the 03 stick mount and the 21645.

I completely understand why so many people list a kidney as there favorite daily runner. Great looking fan that performs wonderfully. I had no idea how nice they are until I got this one home. 

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