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 Posted: Thu Aug 26th, 2010 04:20 pm
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Steve Stephens



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http://cgi.ebay.com/Electric-Fan-Thomas-A-Edison-c-1898-Ventilator-/160470564833?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0

Glen, you are sharp to see that the trademark on this ebay fan is a modern decal and it does not match the originals in the details plus you can see the outline of the decal.

This same fan has been relisted probably over 4 times on ebay in the past year. While the fan motor itself looks pretty good, the blade and cage do not belong to the fan so a buyer would have to have a rcorrect blade and cage made. That would add considerably to the cost of the completed fan which is, in my opinion, too high priced as it is. And others must think the same since the fan isn't selling yet.

Alan Wilms here in the SF bay area has several Edison fans for sale so you might want to check with him. One he had at Fanfair was a nice original though the paint striping and maybe the trademark was somewhat faint. It was a fairly early one with a nice motor tag.

Last edited on Sun Aug 29th, 2010 02:37 pm by Steve Stephens