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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2012 03:59 pm
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Joe Boyd
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If any of you cf guys are interested in this here it is. It's advertised as a 1903. I'm not very informed on ceiling fans . It's listed on Nash. craigslist. It's not mine i just thought someone may like it.
"1903 General Electric ceiling mounted, oil filled fan.. Works great!! blades included, ready to go.....615-499-2791 " It's listed for $100.00

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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2012 04:39 pm
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Hunter blades, irons, hanger and canopy on that there GE.

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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2012 06:05 pm
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GE Oakleaf. :up:

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 Posted: Thu May 10th, 2012 10:24 pm
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Nicholas Denney wrote:
GE Oakleaf. :up:

Nice catch Nick. I didn't notice that small glimpse of the side.

Worth the 100 then.

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Definitely agreed. For that price, it's ok that it's missing the top cover hanger rod and ball, all of which basically complete the aesthetic of the fan. But you'll have to hunt for the parts though, and probably pay that much or more for them.

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Does anyone reproduce the top motor canopy for the oakleaf? I have looked for a canopy for a year or so with no luck. Most of the Oakleaf CF I have seen for sale are also missing this piece.

Any suggestions?

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Stephen Sanders wrote: Does anyone reproduce the top motor canopy for the oakleaf? I have looked for a canopy for a year or so with no luck. Most of the Oakleaf CF I have seen for sale are also missing this piece.

Any suggestions?

It is the same as the standard fan? (Best photo I could find on the HD)

I have one awaiting restoration and I will check tomorrow, but I would think a ceiling canopy might work.

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Sorry to say the top cover on the Oakleaf is not the same as on the standard GE. It's fancy and ribbed: take a gander at the one I had and sold. Pretty nice looking if I do say so. The original was brass: I'd say 'spun brass' but I don't know how one could 'spin' a cup like this and get those ribs. Maybe pressed or molded on this one? Reproductions could be tooled, but probably quite expensive for the return.

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Evan... actually, many pieces like that are spun AND stamped, since neither process can typically go 'all the way'. The unribbed canopy would be spun to the inside diameter of the ribbed canopy and then it would be stamped into shape, becoming the finished ribbed canopy.

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I was lucky enough to find a GE Oakleaf WITH the original ribbed canopy, only to see that the side of it had been sliced open by someone...probably before my time.

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Evan, Your GE is beautiful! I love these old flat-motor GE CF's! They look so classic, either the fancy Oak leaf version or the plain version. And your taste in cars is great too, Lexus rules!!

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Thanks Fred. The Lexus is a nice car to drive. And I agree, that Oakleaf was a nice fan. Sorry I sold it, but was able to get a good price for it.

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You could fab something from a ribbed canopy plus a skirt to make it bigger.

Here's a "before".  No after yet.

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