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Water Powered Fan

JBoogie

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38
Last Subscription Date
11/12/2013
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
 

Yves

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Last Subscription Date
11/26/2016
Eh Jboogie,

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

Yves
 

JBoogie

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38
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11/12/2013
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
 

JBoogie

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38
Last Subscription Date
11/12/2013
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:p

if she was a little prettier i may have kept her, but doesn't it look like a propeller attached to a parking meter!:uhoh:
 

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Mike Monnier

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43
Last Subscription Date
12/18/2019
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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