Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

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Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

Postby GrapesLie » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:45 am

So while my main passion are Roller Coasters I do have other interests. However these other interests are just as nerdy! I Love finding and restoring Antique/vintage electric fans! I collect and sell them. So I decided to start uploading my work into this post for the few who might find it interesting. Enjoy
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BEFORE: This is a Super Lectric Fan. It was manufactured in Cape Girardeau, MO in the 50's
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It was actually in fairly good condition when I found it.
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I love the cage on this fan!
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Luckily Not the most difficult project I've done.
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AFTER: Seeing Red?
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While this model never actually came in red I do think it suits it well!
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The motor is now fully functional. Runs and oscillates perfectly!
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This beauty should run now for another 60 years!

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Re: Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

Postby DanM64 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:27 am

That looks great!! Very nice job. I'd love to see more!
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Re: Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

Postby GrapesLie » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:47 am

^ no prob I'll post more soon! :)

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Re: Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

Postby gisco » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:14 am

I was hoping to see the process, not just before and after pictures.

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Re: Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

Postby GrapesLie » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:17 am

^ I can make that happen. I'm finishing up one now . Ill follow the process with the next one. :)

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Re: Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

Postby larrygator » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:12 pm

Do you have a webcam we can follow?

Very interesting, I love seeing restorations but don't do any myself. Although I do have an old fan like this sitting somewhere in my mom's house.
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Re: Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

Postby arby » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:45 pm

I'm blown away! (I couldn't resist)

I really love the restoration work you did. Like Larry, I don't do any myself but enjoy watching the process.
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Re: Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

Postby GrapesLie » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:32 pm

No webcam but I promise to post more detailed next time. I'm glad you all find it interesting! :)

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Re: Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

Postby cal1br3tto » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:44 pm

Not saying I'm a fan fan, but I do like the cage on that. Do you sell them? I could see those in my local antique malls.

By the way, I think fans are slightly terrifying. But that's neither here nor there.
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Re: Vintage Electric Fan Restoration (Before and After)

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:31 pm

Wow, that was so impressive to get hit with, LOL!

I am in awe, man. Excellent hobby you have there.

And I love RED, so that was a Big PLUS in my books, heh.

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