IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A ONE OF A KIND , FULLY FUNCTIONAL , PIECE OF HISTORY, YOU ARE LOOKING IN THE RIGHT PLACE. GENERAL ELECTRIC COIN OPERATED, BRASS BLADE, NONE OSCILLATING 12 FAN FOR SALE. This General Electric fan has been very meticulously and painstakingly. Pictures speak for themselves. The GE badge is the signature of this awesome piece of. This fan has been totally disassembled and reassembled to fully function like it did when it was New. Here is a list of things that have been done to this fan, along with some in process pictures. All parts have been cleaned free of grease in a wash tank. All parts with paint have been bead blasted down to bare me tal. Bushings have been replaced with new. All internal parts have been wire wheeled. Continuity screw was replicated which is the most important part of a coin operated fan. All brass internal parts have been polished. Any blemishes in the castings (metal) have been filled and repaired. Painted with GLOSS BLACK one stage automotive paint (Three coats). We use high quality paint with hardener and reducer with catalyst. Paint has been wet sanded and. Olished with 3 different grades of polish. All Nuts and Bolts that are brass have been polished. The GE badge on the front has been Polished. Painted, and clear coated to original condition. Name Tags has been painted to original condition and. All nuts and bolts that are brass have been clear-coated. Fan Blades have been polished to a mirror shine, but have not been clear coated for maximum shine which is an option for the owner to polish. Fan blades have been balanced. All new rubber grommets. Totally rewired from stator with black cloth replica wire. New black replica plug. New oil in oil cup. New Grease has been applied. Assembled and ran for over five hours to ensure proper. (motor barely gets Warm). Here is an up close picture of the counter that will tell you how many times this fan has ran. Its amazing how well they used to make things, considering this fan will run for another hundred years. Coin operated devices become popular in the late ninetieth century and this application was soon adapted to fans. Both General Electric and Westinghouse. Made coin operated fans for consumer use. The fan would give the consumer an hour of use for each nickel deposited. The more nickels deposited, the longer the fan would operate. This was ideal for hotels in warmer climates. A small handle has been attached to the motor for greater mobility. This example is for alternating current. The base is made of cast iron and is very heavy. There is a slot located at the. Top of the base to deposit a coin. The large fluted knob on the back of the base has instructions on how to operate the fan. The hole at the base of the fan is the bank which holds the nickels. The motor is a 1914 collar oscillator design, but this fan does not oscillate. Here is an old blue print of this fan that I found. Name plate tag reads. Dimensions of this fan are 18from base to top of cage. The total width of the cage is 131/4. Total depth from front of badge to back of badge is 8 1/2. As you can see, a lot of work and hours has gone into this fan to make it function properly. This is not a cheap restoration. I have been restoring antiques over 25 years and take a lot of pride in my work and pay attention to every detail. I can honestly say I’m proud to bring this fan back to life and if you’re not happy, I’m not happy. Need not say more. The pictures speak for themselves. You will have to assemble the fan when you get it. You will receive directions on how to assemble this fan which is very simple. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks for your time. The item “1915 RARE GE COIN OPERATED ANTIQUE FAN. PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED. MUST SEE” is in sale since Saturday, September 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “robertchambestar77″ and is located in Warren, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: GE
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States