Okay so not a lot of love for the blue spray paint. Seriously though, you should see it in person, this craft room is going to look sick, I tell you! Well I love it any way. So since putting up the cork I have added another favorite to the room:
I love them them, but there is one problem, I don’t have enough. Katie’s mom doesn’t remember where they came from and I have had no luck tracking them down. And since I’m slightly OCD I really need them to match exactly (2 3/4" diameter and an inch high). Any one? I’ll make it worth your while… Okay and because I’m asking for things I’m also looking for another one of these:
This is a long shot because:
a) no one in my family remembers where it came from
b) I’ve been on saved searches from eBay for a year and a half and nothing has ever come up close
c) it’s so awesome who would get rid of it?
But none the less I’m asking you. You see I sleep with it on every night. And this is not a new thing, it’s been going on for a good ten years, and I’ve replaced the motor once, but it’s on the fritz again and I hate thinking back to the days when it was in the shop last time (torture). Plus my neighbors have this horrible light that makes a loud buzzing and I’m pretty sure with out this at night I’d go insane, or not be able to sleep with the windows open, and thus suffocate to death. Then no more blog. 🙁
Now those two things I really really want. How much? Well I’ve been sorting through my other treasures and I am willing to part with some in exchange for these wonderful items, or even leads on where to get them. I have some fabulous ephemera stored up (seriously one of the best collections out there), plus ribbon, fabric, etc. I could come up with some nice packets of goodies for you. So please use your vast surfing skills and help a girl out!
p.s. I’ve been scrapping with some of said ephemera and it’s sweet. More to share later!
Lee Valley carries some. Here is a link. http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=44948&cat=1,43326 They do have 2 3/4″.
Wizard was a brand that was sold by Western Auto stores. 🙂
thats all i got so far 🙂
I have found some of those containers in IKEA in their kitchen area I believe……for spices.
Did you see these?
I’ve never seen anything like the blue one!
This person is a collector, maybe you could put them on the lookout for the Wizard.
Good luck finding it!
Don’t know why I’m obsessed with this now…curiousity I suppose.
The Western Auto Wizard fans were Zero fans renamed for the Western Auto branding.
Here is a zero fan, but a pedestal base, but looks like the same size.
Ok, so here is the history that may be helpful in searching for this fan.
As I said, Wizard fans were a rebranding of Zero or Eskimo fans for Western Auto by the McGraw-Edison manuafacturing company. McGraw-Edison used to be McGraw Electric. The fan portion came into McGraw-Edison through the purchase (1926), sale (back to Alfred Bursted in 1930) and repurchase (1948) of the Bursted company (the company orginally making Zero/Eskimo). So if the fan was made after 1948, then it came from McGraw-Edison. The same model may be found under Zero or Eskimo rather than Wizard. McGraw-Edison later became the Toastmasters company who then was sold to Salton, Inc. (who have some pretty cool vintage-looking fans).
Sears purchased a large portion of Western Auto in 1987 so the Wizard branding etc. moved towards the Craftsman.
Hope that background info and/or history helps you in pursuing your fan!
Here is a link to the “same fan” except the 2007 version, I have it- and it works magic.
Container Store has 3/4″ x 2 3/8″, but not sure if that’s exactly the right one. Here’s the link: http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=71228&PRODID=62104
You can also search candle making and candy packaging supply places for the tins. Good luck!
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