Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fan Crush

Beauty hath a name, and that name is Emerson Silver Swan.



Source: vintagefans.com

Who knew a fan could make one so HOT?!

16 comments:

  1. Why do I feel like i've been cheated on?

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    1. My birthday and Christmas are coming up soon ;). If you couldn't tell, that was a hint.

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  2. That is one sexy piece of vintage mechanics! I bet she runs just as good as she looks!

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    1. Even if it didn't I'd just have this this out to look at!

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  3. love it looooove it! I've been looking for just the right vintage fan and now I have a goal..Reminds me of a propeller(screw)on a boat or submarine. "Ahoy turn the screw full throttle and blow the ballast tanks" we're surfacing for a better look at this little gem of a fan.

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    1. You're right. I think that's what the design inspiration was. It's not mid-mod but I want this thing bad.

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    1. I know that this joke is long past it's prime, but this comment is ripe for a "that's what she said."

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  5. Those are nice lookin fans. Since my dad's retired, he spends his days restoring antique and vintage fans. He did a Silver Swan a while back and painted it Cadillac pearl white! Very slick. Vornado are also very cool looking retro fans. If you want to kill some time you can browse the galleries and forum on the fan collectors site: http://www.fancollectors.org/
    Pretty interesting stuff.

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    1. What a great hobby! I'd imagine that there's a pretty big market for that kind of service. Does he have a collection of his own or just refurbish?

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    1. If the website is anything to go by, then 1937-1942. There were a few different iterations, all of which are equally stunning.

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  7. Ohhh I love it....all that flashy chrome!

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    1. Me too! One popped up on Craigslist the other day but with a price of $250. Eeek!

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