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    I collect early 1900 electric desk fans mainly 8" but have some 10, 12, 16 inch fans along with a 23". These fans are cast iron motors and bases with brass blades and cages. They are very well made and very heavy. Generally when I find one it just needs to be cleaned up a little and they continue to work, after 100 years of use and abuse.

    All of these have original paint







    A video of a very unique and rare 8" fan

    http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...hyr/Zephyr.mp4
    '13 JD 1025r TLB
    60D MMM w/ electric over hydraulic independent lift
    Custom Seat Springs (no more bottoming out)
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    Artillian Forks (42")
    Ken's Bolt On Hooks
    Omni Transformer

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    New Member Grustang's Avatar
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    Default Re: Collect anything weird?

    Your fans are great, they are real works of industrial art. Keep up the collecting!

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    Default Re: Collect anything weird?

    Nice collection.....we love antiques.....have a couple of fans. I also collect signs, civil war stuff and a whole bunch of yard art. Thanks for sharing!
    I Intend to Live Forever.....So Far....So Good!

    I'm addicted to placebos. I'd give them up, but it wouldn't make any difference.

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    Bronze Member Uncle Levi's Avatar
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    Default Re: Collect anything weird?

    Old west badges and telegraph keys.

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    1949 farmall, 1961 Fordson Dexta, 1986 Duetz Allis, 2001 Kubota.

    Default Re: Collect anything weird?

    From my 21 year Navy career... lots of odd things from port calls around the world. Not the usual tourist trap junk. Nice quality farm funnel with brass plate, made in Hobart Tasmania, flags from around the world, small bags of rice from around the world, plus eating/cooking items from those countries. Lots of beer/soda bottles too.

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    too many impliments to list

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    Down here in the deep south, big rocks are very rare. So if i see one i bring it home. Also like finding arrowheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjbci View Post
    Down here in the deep south, big rocks are very rare. So if i see one i bring it home. Also like finding arrowheads.
    Have all the big rocks you want here in the north east.

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    Default Re: Collect anything weird?

    My thing is antique brass candlesticks.
    Mainly pairs but I also have some singles.
    I would love to print a catalog or write a book on the subject.
    Collection stands at about 150.

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    Any thing old and farm/ industrial related. Equiptment, tools, axes, oil containers, ...

    Some people like buying new clothes,shoes..., I like buying old "junk".

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    Old milk jars and milk cans, anything related to old dairy. Cream separators, etc. Both of my parents came from the dairy industry.

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