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Not necessarily antique . . . but anything pre 90s. Dont have to be working!

I collect them, especially certain models . . . if anyone is interested I can provide more detail.
 

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Some examples, based solely on pictures I had handy:








 

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I hate to say this, but I can't count how many similar styled fans I've thrown in the garbage.

Are they worth anything?
 

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Some, nothing. Some, hundreds of dollars. And there's no real science to explaining how to tell the difference, other than heavy + made in America usually = at least $100 on eBay or Craigslist.
 

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jza said:
I hate to say this, but I can't count how many similar styled fans I've thrown in the garbage. Are they worth anything?
I know ive thrown several away. I just did a house that the homowners did everything in the house that made it look like my grandparents house. I felt like i was walking into 1950.
 

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I need some specific parts for a current project . . . doubt anyone here will be much help, but it doesnt hurt to try!

I need the blades and blade brackets that go to this fan, I will buy whole fans in necessary. It is a Sears Roebuck product from the late 70s, made by Emerson:



This is what the assembled fan looks like:



I would also accept the blades/brackets from this similar fan, pictured left:



This is what it looks like assembled:



I also need this light kit, just the fitter, not the glass:



Thanks!
 

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It's funny how some customers love ceiling fans and want them everywhere…

And then other customers absolutely hate them and want them all taken down.
 

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It's funny how some customers love ceiling fans and want them everywhere…

And then other customers absolutely hate them and want them all taken down.
I mentioned this to my wife the other day, and she disagreed with me. "I dont care if I have them or not, and I dont know many people who would". I responded that's probably because she grew up with one in her bedroom, and they came with every apartment/house she lived in.

I dont understand wanting them taken down. If you dont like them, dont use them.
 

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Most of what I like is based on those I remember from my childhood, hence the distinctively 70s/80s designs.
 

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Do you have any more pictures? I believe I may have some others ones you may like.
I could come up with hundreds of pictures . . . it might be quicker for you to snap pictures of what you have? They wouldnt have to be assembled.
 

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Not necessarily antique . . . but anything pre 90s. Dont have to be working!

I collect them, especially certain models . . . if anyone is interested I can provide more detail.
Did you try the Habitat for Humanity Restore?
They're all over Wisconsin. Most have shelves of them, mostly complete, but disassembled and the parts are marked with a number.
 

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I check them regularly. Most of them junk fans that arent 100% complete and functional, so most of the stuff old enough to be of interest to me doesnt make it out for sale.
 
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