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Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
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Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
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If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
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Get off your butt and join the Marines!
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If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
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Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
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IN THIS ISSUE

TAXI FAN?

Have you ever seen an advertisement blotter like this one? This is a unique relic that we acquired from a dealer in Memphis. What makes this blotter so special is the use of the words “General Electric Taxi Fans” in describing what is so often referred to by collectors as the G.E. “Coin Op” electric fan. We have never heard these fans referred to by the name “Taxi Fan”, but obviously this is the correct lingo used in the early days. The “Taxi Fan”, a play from the world of the automobile. The other unique thing about it is the company name in Memphis that appears to have exclusive distributing rights in the U.S.A.

If anyone knows more about the “Electric Fan Motors Company” previously of Memphis, Tennessee, please contact us. We would love to hear the full story about their history. They claimed on this blotter to have 400 hotels equipped with General Electric“Taxi Fans”. We are happy to have this original blotter testifying to the correct terminology our ancestors used in ordering a fan for their room, can’t you hear them now “ Innkeeper, can you send up your man with a Taxi Fan, this heat is unbearable”.


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