I have the opportunity to add a bucket list fan to my collection. Unfortunately it means I’ll have to sell quite a few fans from my personal collection. Here are the fans for sale.
1900 GE Stickmount Pancake: The Iron of this fan was finished by Rick Powell’s lovely Japan. All brass hardware still retains its patina and the lacquer is even visible on the edges of the blades. The insides where refurbished by Kim Frank. The blades are perfectly balanced and the fan runs flawlessly on both speeds. I’ve run this fan for an entire summer and its never let me down. An excellent example all around. $1200
c.1912 Peerless: This Peerless has been fully restored in bright candy apple red powder coat with gold pinstripes. It runs smooth and strong on all three speeds with good separation. The switch and centrifugal start switch are crisp. The blades and cage have started to patina, but could easily be polished. A very uncommon fan in beautiful custom restored condition. $900
c.1909 Colonial: This fan is in ALL ORIGINAL condition. Amazingly it has better than about 95% of its original Japan along with advertiser decals on the motor. All the rich, dark patina is intact on the brass. This fan runs perfectly. The switch has three speeds (although they work better on a Variac) and the centrifugal start switch is crisp and tight. This fan was my daily runner for quite a while and is in perfect running condition. A very uncommon fan in virtually like new original condition. $900
c.1907 Emerson 1510: As with most Emersons, this 1510 spins like a top. The centrifugal starting switch works perfectly, though the speeds are hard to distinguish without a Variac. Porcelain switch looks basically brand new, though the knife could stand to be tightened up a bit. The fan has a nice, good quality, older restoration. Early Emersons are getting harder to find, this is your chance to get a nice one, ready to plug in. $800
If anyone is in the Indy area, feel free to pick up any purchase. I will also drive a limited distance to deliver. I may possibly also be able to get them to hitch hike to Fan Fair. I will also offer shipping. Thanks for your consideration!