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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
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    This is a little project I have been working on this week. I took down all the folk art bird houses and replaced them with vintage electric fans. Most of the old electric fans have mounting points so they can be placed on a wall.

    As this is drywall I used my lighter fans from the 1950s. In the 1950s they tended to use stamped metal instead of cast iron especially the drug store fans. Three of the seven fans are Bersted fans. Those were sold under a variety of brand names. The fans above the window are flanked by Kwik-Way Go Anywhere fans. There are also two GE fans.

    The largest Eskimo (Bersted) fan has drywall anchor. This is down in my build-up/basement area. The older fans are upstairs. Downstairs is midcentury modern and upstairs is more the antique era (yes I know about the 100 year thing). Now back to our regular programming.

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    Comments

    1. Karenoke Karenoke, 3 years ago
      I love these loud old fans, easy to sleep by.
      I have a couple I sent home with a friend to repair, that’s been months ago. Hope he didn’t fix them and get hooked on the noise...lol
      Not that I’d blame him.
    2. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Karenoke. Perhaps he could get one fixed. I still need to replace some cords. Only one of the fans on the wall doesn't work all the others work.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      Jancal20
      TassieDevil
      mikelv85
      nutsabotas6
      JImam
      buckethead
      Karenoke
      Ben
    4. clockerman clockerman, 3 years ago
      Loved those metal fans, although the blades always scared the heck outta me and my brothers. Watch those fingers!!!
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much clockerman. I tend to turn them off and then pick them up forgetting that the blades are still spinning.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      clockerman
      blunderbuss2
      SpiritBear
      vetraio50
      EJW-54
      iggy
    7. thegatherer thegatherer, 3 years ago
      That's a great collection, very nice,
      glad you shared with us.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much thegatherer. It is my pleasure.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      mikelv85
      thegatherer
    10. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 3 years ago
      I wonder if these fans had a bunch of "fans" back in the day as well?
    11. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much McCoyNelson. Perhaps they had fan clubs?
    12. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      SEAN68
      Signaholic
      Newfld

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