Sunday, August 13, 2017

Antique Fans For Sale

c. 1897 Westinghouse "Tesla" (not for sale)

The following original condition fans are offered for sale.   Most are unrestored, unpolished, and with original paint and finishes, mostly in very good or better condition and most dating from the 1920s or earlier.   Price and details of each fan are provided below.   Buyer pays shipping.

To avoid confusion, the FOR SALE FANS are only in this one blog with the heading Antique Fans For Sale.   Immediately at the end of this blog are other older blogs with fan photos.  Those blogs are all information blogs and none of the fans pictured are for sale.

Any questions?  415-453-7790 (Steve)    Call to request more photos,  I usually have about 12 photos already taken of each fan which I can email to you. Please leave a message if you don't get me and I will return your call promptly.

Local pickup is available 20 miles north of San Francisco.  Payment by PayPal to "family and friends" with no fees to me, or you pay the fee.  Personal check or cash is ok with fan being shipped after check clears.

Shipping by Fed Ex Ground to a US address only.   I will personally pack each fan so you can be assured of receiving it without damage.   Member of the Antique Fan Collectors Association since 2001.

For a shipping quote please phone me.  I will need all of the following:
1. Name   2. Shipping address (home or business?)  3. Your phone number   4. Your email address

------------ Fans For Sale ------------
3 fans currently available, see below

1.  GE 12" AOU oscillator, Form K, 1930, nearly new condition.
2.  Century Model S-3 16" Model 142, c.1920, 5-speed non-oscillator enclosed motor.
3.  Emerson 21646 listed on ebay:

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#372   GE 12" AOU oscillator, Form K, 1930.  This 3-speed fan is completely original from paint to both cords and plug (with GE monogram on each prong) and felt.  It runs and oscillates as a new fan and has had the gearbox grease replaced and oil cups and wicks cleaned and serviced.  There are no problems or items that need to be fixed.    Blades are aluminum (first year) and motor and base are drawn steel.  Brass GE monogram on cage.
$250 + shipping

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#347  .  Century Model S-3 16" Model 142, c.1920  5-speed non-oscillator enclosed motor.
A rarely seen enclosed motor STATIONARY fan with cast iron motor and stamped steel base in very good original condition.   No pot metal on this one.  This is near the last of the quality Century 5-speed models and works well on all speeds with noticeable speed separation.  Has brass blade and old style wrapped steel cage.  Cage has one broken wire at the rear ring (at 5:30 o'clock) and needs a connector installed on the bottom of the front ring.   No missing parts or other problems.  Original black Japan is in great condition and has not been detailed or polished.   The blade is in excellent condition with no damage, chips, loose rivets or other problems.   A very nice, uncommon fan in great running and cosmetic condition.   20-1/2" high, 17-3/4" wide,  8-1/2" deep,  21 pounds                            
$165 + shipping

VOLTS 110  CYCLES 60  NO.105620
PATENTED DEC. 29, 1914

Fans below line have been sold

#112  Century S-4 stationary, 16"  Purchased in 2003 as you see it here from long time AFCA member Terry Eisenbeisz, the fan is missing the switch and one oil cup and does not run although the motor tries to run when given a push; it may need some centrifugal start switch cleaning or other work.  I will include an old and somewhat repaired Century switch from another fan that may be of some use to the buyer.  Blade is from a later enclosed Century S-3 5-speed model.  Cast iron motor and cast iron base are in great shape with no cracks.   With some work this will be a beautiful and rare fan.  Selling as-is. 
$925  +  shipping.  SOLD


# B-124  SOLD  Century 9" S1 Model 16, c.1918, Brass Blade and Cage Fan.
This smallest Century fan is a somewhat rare model and one of the few small Century fans with a stamped steel motor and base.   This fan runs smoothly on all three speeds and oscillates well.  From an old time collection, this is the nicest one I have seen with a near perfect blade that still has its bright original "dipped and lacquered" finish with visible brush strokes from the application of the lacquer.  The cage has some tarnished areas but there are no bends, breaks, or repairs.  The original headwire is serviceable with some wear at the motor.  The newer power cord is in excellent condition.
Approximate dimensions are 13" tall, 10" wide, 7-1/4" deep, 9-3/8" blade diameter,  weight 10 pounds.   Motor tag is marked Frame S3, Model 16, No. 46541, Volts 110, Cycles 60               8/16/17
$295 + shipping  SOLD

I have more photos available for this 8" Century fan I can send you.

#101 SOLD Colonial 16" front oscillator c.1910.  A beautiful, all original and rare 5-tab-foot fan with original black Japan finish in excellent condition.  The solid brass blade and cage are excellent with no bends, dings, loose rivets broken or bent wires or other damage and both the blade and the cage have the original lacquer finish having never been polished.  A 3-speed fan but is running on the same speed in each of the speed lever positions.   The fan starts up slowly with some noise but, once up to speed, it's smooth and quiet and oscillates as it should.  I'm pretty sure this fan has an internal starting switch that probably needs some cleaning.   The original porcelain switch has no cracks and the switch speed position markings are still visible on the base.   The original thumbscrew is in place to put into different holes in the oscillator disc to change degree of oscillation or to have the fan remain stationary.  Fan's motor and base are all of solid cast iron construction and there is no pot metal anywhere in the fan.   110 volts, 60 cycles.
21" tall, 17-3/4" wide, 11-3/8" deep, weighs 27 pounds.                                          12-9-17
$595 + shipping  SOLD

PAT. JUNE 18-01   APR. 27-09
STYLE  O B 2.7
VOLTS  110   CYCLES 60

#303  SOLD GE 16" Type AOU oscillator, Cat. No. 75425, Form AC, 1923, brass blade, steel cage, 110 volts, 60 cycles.   A 100% original fan in very good working and cosmetic condition.  Original dark green paint, original power and head cords and plug, original felt on base.   The three speeds have good speed separation.  Oscillation is very smooth and even.   The plug has a small chip and there is some vibration when running.  Cast iron motor and base with no cracks or chips.  Blade is straight with original lacquer finish.  Oil cup has a new felt wick.    $175 + shipping

#283  SOLD  GE 16" Type AOU oscillator, Cat. No. 75425, Form V, 1920, brass blade and BRASS CAGE factory painted dark green, 110 volts, 60 cycles.  Very original dark green fan with a brass cage when GE was using the last of the wrapped steel cages.  Maybe they were using up older brass cages but this cage is all non-magnetic and with the original factory paint.  Runs good and oscillates on all three speeds but seems a little down on power.   Note; the oil cup under the front bearing is missing.   It is a standard GE brass oil cup with spring loaded felt wick that should not be too hard to find (  Original head wire has some fraying.  Power cord is an older replacement.   Cast iron motor and base have no cracks or chips.   $175 + shipping

#72 SOLD  Emerson Type 24648 c.1918,  Brass Blade and Cage Fan.   This one is a super nice and all original Emerson 16" oscillator with cast iron blade hub and the original ball detent oscillator disc.  The blade wings are perfect and the fan runs quite smoothly.   The cage is perfect with the very domed badge that was unique of the 24xxx types.  Excellent original headwire from base to motor with no frays or tape.   The black Japan finish is excellent and original and has not been rubbed out.  This is about as nice of an original Emerson as you will find.   $450 + shipping 

#359 SOLD GE 'small' Vortalex oscillator, 8-1/2" diameter blade, in exceptionally nice all original condition down to the power cord with molded white "GE" plug.   This one is from 1946 and has the better quality felt base held on by screws.  A one speed fan, it runs very well with a small amount of vibration.  

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