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, USPO Money Order, 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 ------------
1 fan currently available, see below
1.  Century Model S-3 16" Model 142, c.1920, 5-speed stationary cast iron enclosed motor, rare.
     -see note, below, in red about this fan.

More fans to be added as I get the time to go through what I have
Scroll way down to see SOLD fans

For Sale Blog updated 6-1-18     
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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 (Note:  fan was working but not now for some unknown reason; I will check to see what might be the problem.  If I can find the problem and get the fan working I will post here that it is working but may take some time as I am busy.  The person who was interested in buying the fan, please contact me as I have lost your contact info.) 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








CENTURY
ALTERNATING CURRENT FAN
CENTURY ELECTRIC CO.
ST.LOUIS, MO
FRAME S3-16 INCH   MODEL 142
VOLTS 110  CYCLES 60  NO.105620
PATENTED DEC. 29, 1914











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Fans below have been sold

#280  SOLD Greybar 12" Quiet Blade oscillating fan, 1934-35
This is a re-badged GE model made for Western Electric's Greybar division and is identical to the GE model other than the cage badge and motor tag.  Excellent all original condition and finish including original base felt- the power cord is an older replacement.   The aluminum blades have never been polished and have no bends or dings in them.   Runs and oscillates well on the three different speeds.
15 pounds, 17-1/2" high, 10" deep, 13-1/2" wide approx.
$235 + shipping.  sold  My careful packing will get the fan to you undamaged via Fed Ex Ground.
Added 5-16-18




Badge is printed- extra caution will be used to protect in shipping.












The following three GE 12" Quiet Blade fans are all stylesof the 12" GE Quiet Blade fans 
made in the years 1934-41.  Individual photos and prices for each fan are shown below.
All three quiet blade fans below are sold.


Left to Right:  1934-35 GE Quiet Blade 12" (first model);  1936-37 GE Quiet Blade 12";
1938-41 GE Quiet Blade 12" (last model).   Photos of individual fans shown below.


#195 SOLD   GE 12" Quiet Blade, 1934-34, Oscillator, Form AQ  
This original finish 3-speed fan runs and oscillates as it should.   There is nothing missing or broken.   Headwire is original in good condition, power cord is new but not period.  Three holes in the base to mount to a wall, etc. were enlarged from ¼" to ⅜" before I got the fan.  The blades are straight and run with little vibration.
$145.00 SOLD plus shipping




      
                                                           

                       


 



#35   SOLD GE 12" Quiet Blade, 1936-37 model oscillator, Form AS
A very good, straight, original fan in good running and oscillating condition.  Runs on three different speeds.  Blade is somewhat out of balance but there are absolutely NO creases or visible bends to the blades.  Original paint, v.g. original headwire and original felt.  Several screws to hold on the base plate are missing or incorrect.   I have had this fan since 2001 and it remains as I got it.   The power cord was cut flush to the base but looks like it was the original cord.  There is enough wire sticking out to put my clip lead on to test the fan which started up right away.  I added a few drops of Zoom-Spout oil to the bearings so they would not be dry.  This is the second of three different designs of the largest GE Quiet Blade.
$145.00  SOLD  plus shipping










       






                                       






                                                                                 
                                                   





#206 SOLD   GE 12" Quiet Blade, 1938-41 model oscillator
This model is the last of the Quiet Blade fans from GE and is quite scarce.   It resembles the GE "Vortalex" introduced in 1938 but this Quiet Blade model differs in that the struts are separate from the cage instead of being integral with the cage wires.   The motors are also different in the way the cage mounts to the motor.  Fan runs smoothly on all three speeds and oscillates as it should.  There are no problems with this fan; the finish is 100% original including the cords and plug with the GE monogram on the plug blades.  Power cord needs to be shortened a few inches where it enters the base to eliminate bare wire area.  The fan blades have never been polished and are straight and run very close to perfectly true.  The felt base I may have recovered years ago- it looks perfect.   This is the cleanest and also the hardest to find of the three Quiet Blade fans I have for sale.
$225.00 SOLD  plus shipping











#372  SOLD  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 SOLD + shipping

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#112  SOLD 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







#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










#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
8/13/17









#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 (antiquefanparts.com)  Original head wire has some fraying.  Power cord is an older replacement.   Cast iron motor and base have no cracks or chips.   $175 + shipping
8/13/17










#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 SOLD + shipping 
8/16/17








#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.  
$135 SOLD
8/13/17






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4 comments:

  1. I bought one fan here, recently. Looking for more to buy.
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    The fan was in excellent (as advertised condition), the packaging was EXCELLENT++, the price for shipping was reasonable, and the value was right on.
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    Need another one for sure. I keep watching for what I want, I just gotta be patient.
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    SnowieGeorgie

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  2. Thank you for your nice comments. Keep watching as I will be listing more fans over time as I downsize my collection. All are unrestored originals in very good condition for the most part. Due to the time needed to take photos, write a description and do much more in my life the listing may be infrequent so please be patient. I hope I will list a fan or more that interests you. I also have listed on ebay and on the AFCA buy-sell-trade forum but decided to try listing here on my blog. So far so good.

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  3. SnowieGeorgie here,

    I am currently a G.E. fan fan, and have bought four more GE fans here since my first buy.
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    All have been superior value, and also in great shape. The price was very good for each fan I bought.
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    Steve is a stickler for the fans being truly original, and it shows. He keeps them original start to finish.
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    They come fully lubed, and with other maintenance steps take that enhance fan operation.
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    Still awaiting a Westinghouse 8 inch ALL BRASS, when Steve gets one onto the blog and for sale. Or even a GE 8 inch ALL BRASS.
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    SnowieGeorgie
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  4. Again, thanks for your comments and I see your two more GEs were delivered to you today. You mentioned that my fans come lubricated and ready to use but that is not always the case. Some fans which came from a deceased friend and long time collector may or may not be running or have had other work done to them. But I will describe the condition of the fan and its running qualities the best that I can. I don't have or sell cobbled together fans from pars or junk although a few may need more than minor work before being able to operate. I want all buyers to be happy with their purchase and to receive them undamaged in a timely matter. Hang tite Georgie for the promised 8" all brass Westy.
    Steve

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