The story of two fans.
We purchased this fan at a local antique store a while back. I really loved the styling of this hassock fan and I had never seen one like it before. I think it was made sometime between the 40’s & 50’s. I decided to restore this in a more sophisticated finish. I think the original colors are kind of circus like or maybe carnival like.
This poor fella was was found in the appliance scrap heap at the local landfill. The cord was cut off and the switch was broken as well. I had to save it from being crushed by those bulldozers. I can’t understand why if something can still be used they would rather destroy it as opposed to letting someone restore it.
The first step was to dismantle both fans completely or at least as much as possible. Fan 1 was a nightmare to disassemble becasue the supports were welded in place. I had to dismantle the fan inside the housing (what a hassle). Fan 2 was great because it basically was able to be completely dismantled.
The next step is to sand, primer and paint.
Once the primer was completely dry I then sprayed hassock fan 1 with a maroon and black combination. The second fan I wanted to paint in a Mediterranean color so I could bring some retro color into the room.
Now that the paint is is done I need to let it dry. With the cooler temps it takes longer for paint to set up. As far as the switches go on these fans, they both need to be replaced. Fan 1 has a 3 position rotary switch that I was able to locate at Lowes. Fan 2 has a low profile 4 position rotary switch that I was unable to locate at Lowes, so I ordered one from Ebay that should arrive in a few days. I should be able to put fan 1 together in the next day or so. I will post updates as soon as the fans finish.
More to come soon!