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Old 01-30-2006, 04:07 PM
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my dad and i have acquired a water powered fan (you don't even want to know what we gave for it )and we would like to know how much she's worth.

i've been told it is an 1895 Gem and it is missing the base, the grill needs a little soldering but the blades are all there and it turns. we've been told by various people that it is worth $25-$5,000. i've never seen another anywhere besides this one.

i have pics if anyone wants to see it that can possibly help us out. Thanx
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Eh Jboogie,

Why don't you post a few pictures of this Gem so that we can all admire it.

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Yves, i could pass the pics along to you if you want to post them. i have to admit, she aint much to look at but is a small piece of the past. send me an email flyingmerkle@netzero.com
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Default Re: Water Powered Fan

i know this thread is old, but a few people have inquired about the fan so here's some pics.

i sold it about a week after i started this thread. i didn't get exactly what i wanted, but i got the thing for peanuts so i cant complain

if she was a little prettier i may have kept her, but doesn't it look like a propeller attached to a parking meter!
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Very cool! It does look a bit like a parking meter as you say. The others I've seen before have more ornate castings and usually some intricate detail on the housing. This was apparently a more utilitarian model.
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