Lover of Old Fans

Lost and Found Sound: Willard Mayes' passion

Mike Coup sits among the old equipment and the fans museum in Andover, Kansas

Mike Coup, president of Vornado, at the American Fan Collectors Association Museum in Andover, Kansas. hide caption

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Produced by Jay Allison.

Old electric fans are the passion of listener Willard Mayes and fellow members of the American Fan Collectors Association. Mayes called our Quest for Sound phone line to tell us about his love for the machines. Quest curator Jay Allison takes us to Andover, Kansas, to hear fans hum, and sometimes, whistle.

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