View single post by Tom Dreesen
 Posted: Sat Feb 23rd, 2013 03:50 am
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Tom Dreesen

Joined: Fri Nov 25th, 2005
Location: Roanoke, Virginia USA
Steve Stephens wrote: Tom Dreesen wrote:
"And how do you know that it was never used which would be indicated by "NEW old stock"? Or do you mean "nearly new, old stock"? "

Most people understand what NOS means.

How do you know your "minty" example isn't an older restoration?

Who'd have thunk that a stamped steel fan could generate nearly 10K posts?!?!?

I'm not sure of the point you are trying to make Tom.
I was just asking Fred how he knows his 6 wing Westy if "New" meaning, to me, that it has never been used. Doesn't NOS mean it's new, never used, but not necessarily in very good condition? I've seen NOS Model T fenders all rusty but they have never been on a car.

And about my minty 6 wing fan I won't explain how I know it's not an old restoration but if you saw it you would agree with me that it isn't. One does not duplicate the original Westinghouse "dull black" paint, at least I have never seen it done nor have I seen original OLD lacquer on the brass blades duplicated so one can't tell.

I have fans that are supposedly untouched (a 1901 GE from a club member for instance) but I can't tell if that's the case on that fan or not or if it's been repainted or not. But some fans you can just tell, at least I can.

While storage conditions can affect anything, NOS is self explanatory.

NOS CAN be indicative of and USU indicates "as new", never been in the public's hands; "minty" can mean whatever you want it to mean.  You can share your time machine the next time the AFCA jet visits the left coast.