View single post by Tom Morel
 Posted: Sun Jul 20th, 2014 01:27 am
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Tom Morel

Joined: Sun Dec 25th, 2011
Location: Long Beach, California USA
Speaking of R&Ms George, I think some have a different finish because I find it likely that they used a different finsh on the brass. In my opinion, the earlier fans such as the 1404s used more of a gilt finish like some of the GEs. The later models like the 2610 had polished  brass that seemed to generally hold up better than other manufacturers'. I prefer clean patina myself, it makes the fan individual and unique, not the same old grind of polish that makes the fans look alike. I own almost exclusively nice original fans and have found that that category is shrinking. Perhaps those will be worth more in time? It's hard to say.