Vintage Fans "In-The-News"
Here are a few places we've been mentioned or featured in.
VintageFans.com was honored to have been featured in the August 2010 addition of Romantic Homes Magazine
The featured fan was an example of an unrestored 1912 circa Robbins and Myers oscillating desk fan with a natural aged patina. For those that like the rustic look, any of our desk fans can be purchased in their natural aged condition and with the VintageFans.com electrical/mechanical service or internal restoration, you can be assured your new "old" fan is ready for decades of service in the future, while looking as if it came right from the attic at grandma's.
In the May 2010 issue, Amy Elbert of Traditional Home magazine featured our 1915-16 circa antique Westinghouse 56" ceiling fan that we restored for designer Charlotte Lekakos and her guest bedroom creation for the Charity Works Greenhouse showcase home in McLean, Virginia. The fan featured a copper oxide matte finish and was completed with a set of vintage hand carved reclaimed custom blades that an unknown artisan hand carved for a Westinghouse many years ago. MS. Elbert also announced the Sweepstakes Give-A-Way of the same 1915 circa Westinghouse 56" antique ceiling fan which began on April 23, 2010 and runs through June 23, 2010. Enter here:
Senior Editor Mary Ellen Polson of Old House Interiors
magazine honored our 1909-10 circa Adams-Bagnall
Gyro Fan restoration with a "fantastic"tribute to this
unique ceiling fan in the April 2010 edition of Old House Interiors.
This Old House featured Vintage Fans for their popular "Secret Sources 2008" section:
Vintage Fans LLC
Ceiling fans from the late 1800s to the 1930s, with their heavy metal bodies and old-growth wood blades, were built to last. So why forsake your antique for a less sturdy repro? Do what TOH's 2008 Reader Remodel Contest winner Sharon Wade did and send it to Vintage Fans LLC in Keller, Texas. In addition to making an old fan look and work like new, the company can...Click to Read More
VintageFans.com supplied a 1915-20c. Dayton Type 500 antique ceiling fan for the new motion picture
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. The fan used for the movie hailed from Wichita Falls, TX, surviving the April 10, 1979 F-4 tornado that devastated much of the city. The movie is adapted from the 1920s F.Scott Fitzgerald story about a man who was born old and grows young. Look for it Christmas Day 2008! visit the website at www.benjaminbutton.com
Dade courtroom restored to its 1928 splendor.
VintageFans.com was honored to participate in the Miami Dade Court room renovation of Court Room 6-1, by restoring four identical 1920s General Electric 12" stationary wall mounted electric fans for the project. Click Here to read about the Miami Dade Court room renovation of Court Room 6-1.
Vintage Fans was honored to donate a custom restored 1910 Emerson Trojan 12" desk fan to the University of North Texas Emerald Ball Silent Auction.The sale of the antique desk fan helped raise funds for the Emerald Eagles Scholars Program at UNT which benefits deserving financially challenged students."
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Country Living's July 2006 issue included tips from Vintage Fans.com regarding vintage electric fans in the collecting world. Click here to read.
Vintage fans was also a resource for an article in the summer 2007 issue of Country Almanac.
We provided the info about antique ceiling fans in Jane Powell's book on Bungalow interiors and she credits us in the the acknowledgements and list us as a source.
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VintageFans.com supplied a 1917 circa Westinghouse 56" Ceiling Fan for the movie "The Good Shepherd" similar to the one in our unrestored inventory as well as a 1945 circa Vornadofan Pedestal model.
Vintage Fans.com's Mark Neeley was interviewed for the April/May 2006 issue of OLD HOUSE INTERIOR'S article " Fanning Up A Breeze" which includes a brief history of antique and vintage ceiling and desk fans.
Victorian Homes August 2005 issue pg.86-89. Several of Vintage Fans .com's restorations were featured in this article about antique ceiling fans.