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 Posted: Thu Oct 30th, 2014 03:04 pm
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Fred Berry
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Nicholas Denney wrote: Not a great picture of the sockets, but these are the switched version, on a Casa.



I know this is an old thread, but:

Nick or Tom, is this a Casablanca fan in Nick's picture? I had thought that Casablanca fans were modern, started during the 1970's ceiling fan craze. But this fan in the photo is about as ornate as an antique, other than the shape of the motor case which might have a spinner hidden in it? Beautiful fan here, but not my Dayton...:P

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 Posted: Thu Oct 30th, 2014 03:10 pm
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Fred Berry wrote: Nicholas Denney wrote: Not a great picture of the sockets, but these are the switched version, on a Casa.



I know this is an old thread, but:

Nick or Tom, is this a Casablanca fan in Nick's picture? I had thought that Casablanca fans were modern, started during the 1970's ceiling fan craze. But this fan in the photo is about as ornate as an antique, other than the shape of the motor case which might have a spinner hidden in it? Beautiful fan here, but not my Dayton...:P

Yes, Casa's take on ornate.  Spinner in there.

Collectible in it's own right.  Tom Frampton didn't think his fans would reach the "collectible" level :P.

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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2015 11:57 pm
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Century closed top that is reversible!!  Called Reversair.

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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2015 11:58 pm
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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2015 11:59 pm
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I've never seen a reversible one! Nice...

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 Posted: Sun May 21st, 2017 11:53 pm
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We have so many threads going on things so I thought I will add to this one instead of a new thread.  

I thought I had posted this one before but couldn't find it.


This is a Century model 179 closed top.  It was black without brackets or blades.


Even I tire of black.


The brackets are aluminum repops I got somewhere in hammered copper now.


The bottom and top are hammered copper.


The nose is distressed copper.


The blades are new ash wood stained cherry.


First the blades.  5/4 stock cut length wise, then planed, then rough blades cut.


Century has a taper from fan to edge which was done with a belt sander and 40 grit.


Then 80 grit on an orbital, then finally 220 grit, then stain and clear coat.















And the final blade






And the fan










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 Posted: Mon May 22nd, 2017 03:29 am
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Tom Dreesen wrote: Fred Berry wrote: Nicholas Denney wrote: Not a great picture of the sockets, but these are the switched version, on a Casa.



I know this is an old thread, but:

Nick or Tom, is this a Casablanca fan in Nick's picture? I had thought that Casablanca fans were modern, started during the 1970's ceiling fan craze. But this fan in the photo is about as ornate as an antique, other than the shape of the motor case which might have a spinner hidden in it? Beautiful fan here, but not my Dayton...:P

Yes, Casa's take on ornate.  Spinner in there.

Collectible in it's own right.  Tom Frampton didn't think his fans would reach the "collectible" level :P.

Actually these were belt/gear drive. They run at like 60 rpm. Not much air move as it is "aesthetic."

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