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 Posted: Sat Sep 10th, 2011 05:45 am
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Jim Kovar
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FWEW came out with some neat stuff back in and around '06.

I have seen, in person or photographs of, the desk, suspended revolving and dragon telephone booth fans.  I have never seen the bracket fan as in the write-up below.  Are any known to exist?

I have also seen a block-cut drawing of a "dragon and snake" cantilever floor stand with a suspended ball motor fan.  That's the one I'm looking for!  I have the image but can't find it.  Wish my computer would cough it up.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 12th, 2011 08:50 pm
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Here's a link to Paul Pierson's image of the "dragon and snake" cantilever floor stand, that I refered to in the first post.

http://www.deadlink/ephemera/Woods%20Revolving%20Fan_Dragon%20Lamp.jpg

Has anyone ever seen one of these in the flesh?

Or were they just a marketing dream, that was never made?

 

Below is another view of the "Universal Bracket Fan Motor."

I'm asking again, has anyone ever seen one?

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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 08:51 pm
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another ad to add to the pile.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 09:12 pm
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I think the late Guinn Rigsby had one..

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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 09:32 pm
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You have seen a suspended FW fan? Where?

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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 10:30 pm
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Hmmm... mmhmmm....






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 Posted: Sat Mar 3rd, 2012 10:46 pm
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Not that one, the one that goes 360.

(Frankenfans don't count anyway)


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I've posted this Google-book snag before on another thread.
The dragon and snake lamp stand.... has anyone got one?
It would make my day to even see an actual photograph of one.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2012 01:51 am
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OK, so you haven't seen a actual photo or "in person" a revolving fan.

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Tom Dreesen wrote: OK, so you haven't seen a actual photo or "in person" a revolving fan.
Alan Willms had one for sale on our BST

forum about a year and a half ago.

Here's some of the pics.

But, I have never seen the

dragon & snake lamp stand.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2012 06:27 am
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A local collector has an original Dragon. Another local has a Revolving Fan (original).

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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2012 01:54 pm
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Here is a new "twist".  These are a topic on the Antique Sockets forum and this was posted.  There are some out there badged Fidelity

http://www.antiquesockets.com/bbs/showthread.php?tid=235

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 Posted: Sun Mar 4th, 2012 10:48 pm
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Very interesting, Tom.

But no mention of the Fidelity suspended

fan being able to revolve...  Just a hanger.

And I think the Fidelity suspended fan motor

is the same as their desk fan motor.

Absolutely no connection with FWEW.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 5th, 2019 06:27 pm
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Chandelier.

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I had to add to this thread that a dragon Lamp sold on ebay a few months ago for $7,500. Here are pics of it.






















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Jim Kovar wrote: I've posted this Google-book snag before on another thread.
The dragon and snake lamp stand.... has anyone got one?
It would make my day to even see an actual photograph of one.

The revolving fan on the left is currently in the museum... I watched it run and it is a beautiful piece of history...


Geo...

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The dragon lamp or fan is in the museum on Kim Frank's bench... It is a stunner...
Geo...

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I am not a fan collector but I am an early electric lighting researcher and collector. While FW used the dragon lamp in marketing (and it is loosely related to the dragon suspension bracket they sold for fans), the chances that FW made that lamp are fairly slim. It would have very likely been made by one of the many decorative lamp companies at the time, in a decorative form that was popular for the era.

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George Durbin wrote: The dragon lamp or fan is in the museum on Kim Frank's bench... It is a stunner...
Geo...



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Chad Shapiro wrote: I am not a fan collector but I am an early electric lighting researcher and collector. While FW used the dragon lamp in marketing (and it is loosely related to the dragon suspension bracket they sold for fans), the chances that FW made that lamp are fairly slim. It would have very likely been made by one of the many decorative lamp companies at the time, in a decorative form that was popular for the era.It does look like it was designed to hold the fan though the back support counters the weight of the fan hanging off the socket.

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