View single post by Lane Shirey
 Posted: Thu Mar 26th, 2020 09:15 am
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Lane Shirey

Joined: Wed Apr 30th, 2014
Location: York, Pennsylvania USA
Hi Mike, welcome to the forum!  Fan collecting is addicting for sure.  And the previous posts give good advice.  My advice is also to buy all cast iron fans as they’re easy to work on and usually can be fixed.  

My other advice is to try to buy fans that run, oscillate, and are complete. Parts and motor rewinds can get pretty expensive and exceed the value of the fans. 

Emerson and GE fans tend to have high quality with little pot metal. Emersons can be challenging to remove the blade, but they’re worth the effort.  

Resist buying every fan that comes your way.  It’s very easy to accumulate a large pile in a short while, and someday you’ll wish you had concentrated on brands/types that you really enjoy.  

Cheers!  Enjoy your new hobby.  

There are many folks here with a lot of knowledge, willing to help you out, but if you want to do some research, use the search function on this forum to find and read old threads.  Restoration tips have been posted in abundance in the past.  Also, when things return to normal, look for a local regional meet to attend. There are a bunch of them scattered around the country. 

Wishing you success on your hunt!  

Last edited on Thu Mar 26th, 2020 09:16 am by Lane Shirey