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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
    (2688 items)

    Another from my High Desert shopping expedition. This is a leaf from the Saturday Evening Post dated June 26th, 1926. The page displayed is an advertisement for a GE Electric fans. The fan pictured is a 9" oscillating fan which sold for $12.50 east of the Rockies. Unfortunate for those of us in the west.
    Noting that they made motors for AC and DC power supplies. I believe New York City still had a DC power supply in the early 1930s. This was when the brass bladed fans were on their way out. Word to the wise is to snag the brass bladed fans when they are at a good price.
    It came with a nice beat up old frame. I have been on the lookout for vintage frames although I need empty ones.
    PS that is my Dad and Uncle in the photo underneath.

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Nice piece of advertising Fortapache.
    2. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Caperkid.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      JImam
      AnythingObscure
      brunswick
      vetraio50
      bijoucailouvintage
      gargoylecollector
      PhilDMorris
      roddyq
      mikelv85
      nutsabotas6
    4. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Expensive!! (I'm serious. LOL I could buy an oscillating fan for almost half that price today at work).
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much SpiritBear. That does seem like a lot of money at the time. I am wondering how much it would cost to make one exactly like it today. I think it could be a couple hundred $.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      SpiritBear
      blunderbuss2
    7. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      I understand why it was expensive back then. The technology of the day was not sufficient for mass-producing them like we can today. Also, not too many people were buying them just yet, so the price they had to charge (to make a profit) was higher.
      The fans were fairly simple. Material was abundant. The pieces were all there. It was just putting it all together that wasn't fun. LOL.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      These were the Cadillac of fans back then along with three other brands so bit pricey. I just looked up the cost of a Model T in 1926. Price on those was $260 - $660 (4 door sedan) so yes $12.50 was a lot.
      Just found a little calculator so let's see $12.50 then equals $168.60 now. That is a big chunk of change but GE was selling a lot of fans.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      surfdub66
      EJW-54
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you Irishcollector.
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Great and the pic of your dad and uncle too! Always on the lookout for old frames too.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much valentino97. Frames come in handy.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      valentino97
      SEAN68
      Wandlessfairy

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