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Monday, June 1, 2015

Vintage General Electric Fan 1925-1926

The temperatures are starting to climb here in Alabama--how about where you live?
Today, since it's starting to get pretty warm, I wanted to share with you this General Electric oscillating table fan from late 1925 to early 1926.   
My brother got the fan--he cleaned it up (took it apart) and repainted it for me.   He's not one of those guys who just gets a can of spray paint to fix something up.  He really goes all out--a perfectionist indeed.  It was a complete surprise for me and I'm delighted with this special gift.

I thought I would put it out on the desk in my great room so everyone could see this beauty.  It's a 12" fan and originally came in black or dark green.  It was made to convert to a wall mounted fan, but I'd never do this.  It's actually pretty heavy-the base is cast iron.  The blades are brass and he polished them so that they really do shine.

If you purchased this fan in 1925-1926 it would have set you back $31.60.  Today, because it was a labor of love from my brother, it is priceless!

I hope you stay cool if the temperatures 
are starting to climb where you are.

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7 comments:

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a wonderful gift! It is such a statement piece and so pretty!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh that is pretty...your brother did a lovely job with the restoration! I love how it looks in front of the cubby!

Botanic Bleu said...

Marsha,
What a great brother to know what makes a good present for you! He did an outstanding job polishing the brass blades. I'm so glad to meet you and look forward to following along. You may have discovered from my older posts that I was born and reared in and around Huntsville, Alabama, but have lived in Texas since 1974.

Judith

Sandra and Hennie Cronje said...

A beauty for every.
Thanks for sharing your fan story with us.
Lots of blessings from a freezing South Africa

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Gorgeous fan!...We have been in the 60's here the past couple of days...loving it!

Canary Street Crafts said...

What a fantastic gift from your brother. He did a fantastic job restoring it!

Have a Daily said...

Marsha, what a treasure! I have three old fans, but none are as old as that. Your brother did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann