The other week I decided to take apart a vintage fan my grandmother gave me a few weeks back, if you are ever in need of a fan in a room, i recommend buying older vintage fans in second hand shops and such specially older ones with the aluminum fan blades, older fans push so much more air around then these newer cheaper fans.
Anywho, i took the old vintage fan apart and re-wired the entire thing and updated some of the components and wiring to make it less brittle and more reliable. I also repainted it to have more of a nifty vintage feel, this will match the older vintage lamp set i'm gonna repaint that my grandmother also gave me.
Some "before Photos" of a similar model (i didnt realize what i was gonna do till i had it halfway cleaned and disassembled)
I took the whole thing apart and removed all of the wiring, and soaked everything (except the motor, switches, ect) in the bathtub with dish soap to help me remove the years of dust and buildup inside the fan.
FUN FACT: This whole project started becuse whenever i would turn on the fan the whole room would fill with musty air (from being stored in a basement for years), when i stopped noticing it but other people didn't i decided it was time for a bath and a remake, i figured all that dust probably trapped moisture and odor in it and it definatly had to go...
Fan Painted, Aluminum Fan Blades Polished and cleaned, entire fan rewired and tested... works like a charm.