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John Wayne

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

Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
- John Wayne

Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
- John Wayne

If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
- John Wayne

Get off your butt and join the Marines!
- John Wayne

If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
- John Wayne

Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
- John Wayne


The official Newsletter!

Thank you for using some of your valuable time to read yet another addition of Extra! Extra! Fall is alive and well in Texas! We have actually experienced a nice fall this year with temperatures cooperating with allowing the trees to naturally turn to different shades something we do not often see in this region of Texas. As the summer was an extremely hot one here in North Texas, the fall and approaching winter is now a welcome relief. It was amazing to see temperatures in the northeastern region of the United States exceeding those here in Texas this summer, so I am sure Fall is being enjoyed all over the United States.

We have had a great year at in 2010. Business has been steady and we are grateful for all of our customers and those of you that find our work interesting or worthwhile, in our efforts in preservation. We appreciate all of you and are grateful for your interest. I would like to recommend that you follow our blog, as well as our Facebook page. These tools allow you to keep up with our work and we will continue to post some interesting images and stories in and around the shop activities.

In the last couple of months we started advertising on a local Dallas-Fort Worth legend of an AM radio station, and truly one of the last oldies stations in America, KAAM 770 AM. Those of you that live in Texas can listen to our conversations with Dave Tanner on the Morning Show weekdays from 6:00 to 10:00 am. KAAM can be heard as far as a 200 mile radius of Dallas on most days and If you live in the rest of world, you can listen live via a link placed on our homepage. Legends 770 AM is a very patriotic station, and we are proud to sponsor their “We the People” constitutional readings. We also enjoy educating the listeners about our work and what we have in the shop at any given moment undergoing repairs or restorations. KAAM 770 AM is a great fit for “Preserving History in Motion” and we are happy to be part of the KAAM family each week. Please tune in to listen to some great music and support this wonderful station so the music never stops.

We have a request to you our readers. As we mentioned last time, we would love to share some of your antique or vintage fan stories with the world. It can be anything antique or vintage fan related, but we especially would like to hear about “heirloom fan” or “survivor” fan stories about a particular fan that has been passed down in the family to become a treasured electrical member of the family. We love to hear your comments. Please send us an email through our contact page or you are welcome to call, or mail the story to us. We would also like to share your antique and vintage fan photos in our newsletter. If you have one, whether it be an antique photo or one taken recently, please contact us if you would like to share that with our readers.

Those of you that have read our blog or Facebook page know that Sam Morgan joined Vintage Fans, L.L.C. in June and has already made tremendous contributions from his extensive knowledge of antique and vintage fan motors. Sam has even repaired and serviced an antique General Electric attic fan motor, allowing it to continue in it’s duties that it has performed for 80 years in a historic Fort Worth home. Sam worked from 1969-1996 at Central Electric Company, formally of Fort Worth, and during his employment there, was involved with not only his daily duties repairing, rewinding and machining parts for industrial motors, but also built a vast knowledge of repairing antique ceiling and desk fan motors. During his “off” hours, he spent many years repairing, rewinding and machining parts for antique fan and other types of vintage motors earning a solid national reputation among “fan men” as the guy to call if you had a motor that was a challenge. We can tell you after nearly 20 years of personally knowing Sam Morgan that his reputation among “fan men” is not only accurate, but also well deserved as there have been many antique and vintage motors repaired that we are personally aware of that other professional motor shops could not or would not repair for lack of knowledge of the apparatus. Not to mention the “problem” cases Sam has solved. For all of these reasons we can confidently and boldly state that Sam Morgan is one of the best motor men in the United States and we are proud to have him as part of the company. Sam is ready to serve you in your antique fan motor repair, machining and rewinding needs. Give us a call if you would like to send your antique fan motor to us for repair. The attention it receives will be the best available and our motor warranty can not be beat.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with us and please send us your questions and comments. As always, please let us know if we can help with your fan restoration project.

Best Regards,

Mark Neeley
President, Vintage Fans, L.L.C.

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