View single post by Tim Marks
 Posted: Tue May 27th, 2014 05:38 am
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Tim Marks


Joined: Sat Sep 1st, 2012
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Steve Stephens wrote: Tim Marks wrote: Can you prove they weren't polished at some point? I can't prove it Tim and will let the photos speak for themselves.  The rest of those fans are too nice and original to have been polished.  The blades have to have lacquer on them or they would not be so shiny.  I have seen and had other examples of very shiny brass that, best I can tell, looks like the original and unpolished finish including a 1925 GE AOU which I bought in 1970 with original cords and plug paint and base felt.  It was only 35 years old at the time and the overall condition said "original" through and through.
Weren't all GE fans polished and lacquered brass? Right up to the gilt finish era? Those are all brown now.
Brass tarnishes even with lacquer over it, it's just a fact of life. Some more than others but it still happens.