View single post by William Drabble
 Posted: Sun Oct 17th, 2010 08:16 pm
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William Drabble

Joined: Sat Jun 17th, 2006
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom
The value of anything is dependent on how much the buyer is willing to pay. At this precise time the buyer was willing to pay almost $1000.
I have been looking for a fully ribbed stick mount 03 for the last 3 years. I have even posted on this section of the AFCA site with no reply.
When I saw this fan up for auction, I noticed the nice dullness on the brass, the squashed rubber feet, the originality of the paint, a seller willing to post international and thought.....
I also noticed the sheared cage strut screw and missing speed coil and thought, Darryl for the screw and Sartron for the coil.
As it turns out $960 was just below my maximum and the fan is now heading in two boxes across the Atlantic.
Steve your right, its nice we are all different. This fan along with the 16” stick are two of my favourite fans for looks. I also like the Cakes for there crudeness and especially the sticks over the trunnion model because they seem more primitive, plus you also get a nice brass band around the motor with the stick.
This 03 Cake will now sit on my shelf with my other four all with different badges one GEC one BTH and two, soon to be three GE's