Vintage Ceiling Fans was created by me, Adam De back in 2003.
Seeing how there was not much resources on the World Wide Web with much
information about ceiling fans from the 1970s and 1980s era, I thought I
would create a site as a
hobby, to see were it leads to. Sure enough between 2003 to the current
date, a very big population of ceiling fan collectors has grown, and with
the help of other members to the site, alot of very interesting information
has unleashed, which made us become the #1 resource of ceiling fan
Growing up as
far back as I can remember, I always liked ceiling fans, thought they were
neat. As I went into middle and high school I sort of forgot about ceiling
fans, until one day in 2003, when I saw a fan off the side of the road, I
decided to pick it up. Weeks later I started hitting the thrifts, reused
shops and found some neat fans from my childhood era. Once I had a few I
decided to create a collectors website for ceiling fans of the 70s-80s era.
Sure enough, there are quite a few people out in this world that love those
old ceiling fans. Soon enough through out the years we have built a
community. Dan Spiffy Neuman being one one of the experts, he is now in charge in most
part, on the forums. I must say I have learned a lot throughout the years of
having this site. We are well established now and still building. New
features to come.
Info and Updates:
2003: The Vintage Ceiling Fan Website is born. Since July 6, 2003 this website has
come along way with updates in the galleries and the looks of the website.
July 7, 2003: The message board is added.
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2003: Industrial ceiling gallery is added.
January 5 -
12, 2004: Vintage Ceiling Fans has a new look.
2004: Vintage Ceiling Fans home page, and gallery has a different look.
Search Ebay, and Search The Internet features have been added.
2004: Vintage Ceiling Fans is no longer at
and has a new
name, Vintage Ceiling Fans.Com
Vintage Ceiling Fans.Com
once again gets a full new look.
August 2009: Site layout is updated once again.
Ceiling Fans Of My Interest:
Ceiling fans from
the 1970s and 1980s. Spinner ceiling fans with a switch housing and lower canopy. Most
early day standard type ceiling fans (GE Vents). Pre 1986 five blade ceiling
fans. Industrial ceiling fans with a switch housing. Industrial ceiling fans
with a switch housing and lower canopy. Any early S.M.C. Laguna, late 1970s to mid
1980s, don't care for the latest models. I also collect anything unusual prior
to the 1990s.
Types Of Ceiling Fans That Are Not Of My Interest:
Anything manufactured today not including the Hunter Original, some Tat ceiling fans, and Dayton
Do I Collect Ceiling Fans? Yes Why?
The same reason people collect objects, such as old bottles, dirt
from different parts of the earth, coins, money, antiques, and who knows what
else. It's a hobby.
Why Do I Have A Ceiling Fan Website?
To join all
ceiling fan collectors from around the world to one place. Also to take
a look back on the history on household and industrial ceiling fans and
how much ceiling fans have changed since the 1970s.
Ceiling Fans From The 1970s to the mid 1980s:
An American fan called "Casablanca Fan Company" was the start of
household ceiling fans back in the 1970s. Of course the era when imported
companies became big. By the mid 1980s 50% of households in America had ceiling
fans installed. The 1980s was the best decade, for a lot of things such as,
Ceiling Fans, Electronics, Vehicles, Video Game Systems, and of course who
can't forget the music of that decade, New Wave, Pop, Rock, Heavy Metal, Hi
Energy, Rap, House (Late 1980s). Don't forget the movies with great
soundtracks. The 1980s was the beginning of a lot of things such as,
styles of clothing, the beginning of different formats and styles of music that
are still in production today. Products prior to the 1990s were made to last,
and if broken, were to be repaired, unlike today products are made out of very
cheap material such as plastic and tuna can metal and costs the same to
purchase, and if broken, meant to be thrown away. Ceiling fans today are much
different, as the styles changed, which now people now go for. A lot of ceiling
fans today are made to look like something other than a ceiling fan, for
instance, UFO, Flying Saucer or Fern Plant, just to name a few examples. Normal
imported ceiling fans today are junk, made out of very cheap material, and you
will be lucky to get a few years use out of them before the bearings seize up or
the motors go on them.
There are still a few companies that manufacture high quality ceiling fans, such as Casablanca, Hunter
and a few others, but today's styles and designs. We all know times were much
different from back in the 1970s and 1980s.