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Old 07-14-2011, 04:36 PM
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Antique Fans!

This is one I picked up in CT for $15. I need to restore it.



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Old 07-14-2011, 04:43 PM
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Ah, yes, safety-be-damned. My grandmother had a house full of those things. We used them to torture Star Wars figures and such. Wish I'd kept a few of them.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:57 PM
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:02 PM
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cool fan. I got a ge that I use on a regular basis. Kind of sounds like an airplane from a distance.

Are the blades made of brass?
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:09 PM
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sadly no. I believe Bakelite or something like that
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:13 PM
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sadly no. I believe Bakelite or something like that
I dont think its bakelite. Did you touch it, or put a magnet to it? I have seen a lot of those antique fans, never one with a bakelite blade.

Try scraping the edge of it and see what shines through. You might be surprised what you see.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:17 PM
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Its not brass or metal. Its some sort of plastic with fiber in it.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:25 PM
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Well, I wonder if they have an Open Discussion forum over at http://www.afcaforum.com/
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:27 PM
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Neat find, I've never seen one like that with non metalic blades before
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Neat find, I've never seen one like that with non metalic blades before
Neither have I, and I have seen hundreds.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:49 PM
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I'm an antiques fan, but I'm not really a fan of antique fans. That one's cool though.

I bet you could toss a turd thru those ugly Dyson things and nothing would happen.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:44 PM
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I'm an antiques fan, but I'm not really a fan of antique fans. That one's cool though.

I bet you could toss a turd thru those ugly Dyson things and nothing would happen.
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i bought a bunch of hot wheels track yesterday,with a sizzler power station an a funky s curve for $3 at the goodwill store.
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i bought a bunch of hot wheels track yesterday,with a sizzler power station an a funky s curve for $3 at the goodwill store.
Good find, the wife has an antique shop and buys stuff at Good Will for $2 and sells the stuff for $20+. Goodwill is one of her best sources for stuff to sell.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:53 PM
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I have one very similar to that one.

cool!

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