Good Questions: Fatty Crab Ceiling Fans?

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Hello AT,

Undoubtedly, the main reason to visit the West Village’s Fatty Crab is the delicious and unexpected menu. But another draw — for me, at least — is the amazing sort of ceiling fan they have! Pictured here in this NY Magazine spread (though a bit small, sorry), instead of blades, they have what look like four 30’s-ish vintage fans mounted on a rotating bracket. Where did they find four (five?) of these oddball beauties, what are they called, and (most importantly) where can I find one?

Thanks, David

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Dear David,

We were in the FT for dinner a few months back, admired their fans and asked the owner how he got the single light bulb to hover down below. His answer? A typical New York answer that always impresses: “I did it myself.”

Additionally, he said that he also distressed the hell out of them and that they were nothing special to begin with. That said, we HAVE seen this style before and would go to