The AFCA mission is to
education and promotion
understanding of antique electrical and mechanical fans:
their history, operation, preservation, collection, and
restoration. Antique & Vintage fans, whether
they be water, air, electric or alcohol powered are
excellent examples of the industrial, technological and
stylistic advancement of modern culture.
The AFCA has over 700 members
with a wide variety of backgrounds. The average collector has been collecting for 12 years and has 70
fans in their collection. We have 20 members with 50 or more
years of experience. Their friendship, knowledge, and
willingness to share proves to be a valuable asset for the
Association. The AFCA is a not-for-profit organization. Each new member is provided with an AFCA membership directory, with
access to the considerable AFCA fan history archives, and with
numerous local and national meetings.
New to Antique Fans and Have
Questions? Visit Our
Restoration & Repair section for Frequently Asked Questions
OR register on our
Forum where you can ask questions of AFCA Members.
Remember, registering on our forum as a Guest does not give you access to certain areas of the site or allow you permissions in all areas of the forum.
To get access to all areas of the site, you must become a Registered Member and join the AFCA
by going to our How To Join section, mailing in an application or applying on line
and purchasing a Registered Membership.
Online applications are processed Saturday of each week.
It also does take us at least a couple days to verify that you have paid for a Registered Membership
and to get you activated if you choose to send us a paper application through the USPS.
We’re all volunteers. Things are not always completed instantaneously, so please be patient.
Last, but not least: Once you become a paid member, the username and password you receive to log into the forum is NOT the same as the username and password used to get into the galleries on our site. The username and password to get into the galleries is printed in our bi‒monthly magazine that you will receive after becoming a paid, verified member of the Antique Fan Collectors Association.
If you need to get into the galleries prior to receiving your first copy of our magazine,
but after becoming a paid, verified member, then please contact us.
Check us out
for A Brief History of Fans