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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 04:50 pm
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Mike Parenry Jr
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Just picked this up. Looking for information.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 04:51 pm
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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 04:51 pm
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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 05:02 pm
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great fan the vortalexes are good! value rarity depends on whether you have a buyer or not . a good find! 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 05:07 pm
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Mike Parenry Jr
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Do you know how or where i could find more information on it?

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 05:34 pm
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Is this a rare/valuable fan?


It's a nice fan, and will be worth more once you doll it up.  The fan was manufactured late 40s into the 50s. You had better not quit your day job if you think your going to sell it and retire. :D 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 05:47 pm
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Rare? No. Uncommon. Yes.

Giant pedestals have a limited market range because of size and/or interest in them. Its a nice fan, tho, but, like Russ said, don't quit your day job.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 07:43 pm
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How tall are those? This one is around 7-8 feet. 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 07:43 pm
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Whats a good price to sell this at?

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 08:00 pm
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Yours is the 50s model & should have a choke coil behind that bullet back with three speeds. As far as good price, depends on what someone wants to give as shipping is more than the fan. I have one in my shop I drove 120 miles for & picked up for $20, I have another very early model I paid $120 for. Obviously someone local will pay more as they don't have to pay shipping.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 08:26 pm
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Russ Huber
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Mike Parenry Jr wrote: Whats a good price to sell this at?
$25,000

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Mike Parenry Jr wrote: How tall are those? This one is around 7-8 feet.
Mine are the same fan, earlier model.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 13th, 2017 10:38 pm
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As has been said, in the present condition, it's not worth much. Around here, you can buy them in that condition for $40-60. 

Totally cleaned, waxed, detailed and mechanically and electrically restored to correct standards, then it's worth more to a collector, but not a lot. It's a later one, and generally the bronze ones are more desired. 

Also, they make great garage or shop fans, but most people don't have a home large enough to use them anywhere else, so it reduces the number of buyers, even if you restore it. 


Restore it to a degree to make it safe and reliable and use it! 

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Russ Huber wrote: Mike Parenry Jr wrote: Whats a good price to sell this at?
$25,000
That's a fair price. :clap:

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 Posted: Sun Sep 17th, 2017 05:45 am
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For Geo it's all worth at least a hunnert thou...

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 Posted: Sun Sep 17th, 2017 01:13 pm
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You have a 1950-52 General Electric Vortalex. It is a 24 inch model and should be a 3 speed.

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