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Fan Related Publications

  • Daggs, Jim. 1997. A Scrapbook of Fans. 120 pages, Full size (11x14) reprints of fan advertising and catalog info organized by manufacturer and date. A lot if information can be gleaned from the pictures and dates of publication. It is also fun to read the glowing claims and sales pitches. You can contact Jim via e-mail at: It can be purchased for $25 from the publisher: Ackley Publishing Company, 617 Main St., Ackley, IA 50601. 641-847-2623
  • House, Kurt. 1983. Antique Mechanical Fans. 201 pages, over 600 illustrations of fans gleaned from old electrical journals with original advertising of models as they appeared. Reprinted 1993.
  • House, Kurt. 1994. A Guide to Mechanical Fan Collecting and Emerson Identification. 61 pages, a good reference to the Emerson line of fans. Includes a comprehensive list of model numbers and approximate dates.
  • Skolfield, W.K. 1957. A Century of Electric Fans. 152 pages, a good reference for GE and some other brands. Provides some great pictures of the GE manufacturing plant in the 50's.
  • Witt, John. 1996. Collector's Guide To Electric Fans - Identification and Values. 191 pages, tons of information, pictures, and prices for various conditions of fans, overall an excellent reference! It can be purchased for $18.95 from the publisher: Collector Books, P.O. Box 3009, Paducah, KY 42002-3009.
  • Witt, John. 1993. Witt's Field Guide To Electric Desk Fans. 84 pages, photos and descriptions of over 300 fans. It's kind of like a wish book for fan collectors!

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