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Armature Bell Co. Newark NJ  # 1 Battery Fan MotorArmature Bell Co. Newark NJ  # 1 Battery Fan Motor   The cast iron base on this unusual small battery powered electric fan motor is marked Pat Appl'd For, the company name, Armature Bell Co.,  and location Newark NJ.   The brass ID tag on the top carries the same info. The cosmetic condition is very nice with 90% or more of the original finish.  The brass parts have a nice even patina and it has not been polished or messed with. There is no fan blade, and the patent calls for any suitable blade to be used. It weighs approx. 5 lbs all told.   

There was little info to be found on the internet concerning the manufacturer or other examples of the fan itself.  A Google search turned up one example that was found in Australia and was discussed on the AFCA / fan clubs forum a few years ago.  From that conversation one learns the design was issued a patent to Frank Hofbauer on Nov 20 1894.  The patent # is 529,385 and is viewable using a Google search.  Ads from the era suggest it was called the Hillhouse Primary Battery Fan Motor.  A different ad refers to a similar looking design as the "Beaver Fan".  It would date from the general period of the mid 1890's to early 1900's.

This early electric fan motor came from the descendant of a fellow, Haven S McCrillis, who worked for Thomas Edison one summer while attending MIT.  This was during the same era when Edison was producing his famous electric battery fan.  The undocumented verbal story was that this was one of a number of pieces Haven received from Edison during that period of employ.  A fun factoid.  Nice.

Good + . . . . . $3495.00    SOLD!!




Robbins & Meyers Antique Ceiling FanRobbins & Myers 56" Ceiling Fan  This Robbins & Myers Ceiling Fan runs smoothly. The ID tag calls it off as List #1254.  I believe it is called a  model F.  It weighs a good 60 - 70 lbs. if not more.   It is in great cosmetic condition with well over 80% of the original black finish.  The blades look to be original and have little or no finish on them.  The blades are OK, but will need to be finished.   It looks is as if somebody started to refinish them years ago, and stopped.  There is an extra blade included. 

Note that the entire lower motor housing rotates with the blade assembly when it is running.  It has great visual appeal with all of that turning.  It is currently wired so that the hanging light socket with a fuse in it is the on / off switch. I did not go any further into it to determine if  was designed to run at different speeds. It is just a simple on and off at this time.  In reading up on them it seems there should be a rotating switch instead of that light socket.  

Good + . . . . . $600.00  SOLD!!



Western Electric 12 Bi-Polar / Open Frame Electric FanWestern Electric 12" Bi-Polar / Open Frame Electric Fan  I believe it would date from just after the turn of the century.  The cosmetic condition of this early desk fan is very nice.  It appears as if someone began to restore it and stopped.  The motor housings are brass and have been polished, not painted.  The cast iron base has tabbed feet and lots of original paint.   I believe the paint on the body is original. The brass cage is nice and has a nicely marked correct badge. The brass blades are nice and not kinked, bent, or damaged.  The windings look good and the switch looks good but I could not get it to run.  I went inside and hooked up some wires, and installed a new brush, but could not get anything to happen.  I mean nothing.  No hum, no noise, nothing.  I tried to test different aspects and got power here and there, and conflicting results elsewhere.  Assume it does not run.

Good  . . . . .  $2500.00     SOLD!!




Thomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan MotorThomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan Motor  The Edison Electric Fan Motor derives its name from Thomas Alva Edison the inventor and patent holder for this design electric fan motor.  These early electric fans were powered by 6 volt DC batteries. Edison fans and motors of this design were one of the first commercially viable uses of electricity sold and utilized in America. It is a historically significant piece of electrical apparatus in that regard.

These early motors were offered as just a simple motor, as fans with 4 or 6 blades, and with or without a cage.  They could also be had with a different base than the tripod fan base seen here, mounted on a board, or there was also a very desirable and hard to find version of this fan offered with a wall-mount base. 

This Edison fan motor is in nice condition and shows minimal amounts of wear and minor paint chips.  The brass ID tag on the top has a serial number of 7202 which I believe dates it from right around the turn of the century.  I have had these numbered all the way into the 15,000 range.   The copper strip brushes look original and good.  I do not see anything wrong with the windings.  A very nice example of a very hard to find early electric fan motor. 

Fine . . . . .$2000.00 - 4000.00         SOLD!!



Thomas A. Edison 110 Volt DC Electric Fan Motor w/ 3 Speed SwitchThomas A. Edison 110 Volt DC Electric Fan Motor w/ 3 Speed Switch  At first glance it looks like any other battery powered Edison Fan, but this one has a few subtle differences.  The title and pics says it all.  Super!!! 

Fine . . . . .   SOLD!!







Robbins & Meyer 16 Feather Vane Oscillator Electric Desk FanRobbins & Myers 16" Feather Vane Oscillator Electric Desk Fan  This large Robbins & Myers 16" Electric Feather Vane Oscillator Fan runs like a top.  It is a rare fan that is in great cosmetic condition.  The feather vane and aux. pieces to make it oscillate are long gone. This fan is a project and priced accordingly.

The rest of the fan, including brass cage and badge are very nice. The fan blades are nice with no kinks bends or damage. The paint is well over 90% and will buff out nicely.  The switch is present and looks good and it runs on all the buttons although it is hard to hear more than two speeds.   Just find the missing vane parts and you are ready to go. 

Good + . . . . .$3000.00 - 5000.00        SOLD!



Emerson Electric Mfg. Co. 12 Electric Desk FanEmerson Electric Mfg. Co. Model # 29646 12"  Electric Desk Fan  Runs like a top on two of what looks to be a 3 speed switch.  Brass blades, steel cage.  Oscillates as it should.   Lots of original paint.   Nice!!

Good . . . . . $195.00        SOLD!!






Westinghouse 12 Electric Tank Desk Fan w/ Vane OscillatorWestinghouse 12" Electric "Tank" Desk Fan w/ Vane Oscillator   This style electric fans are referred to as Tanks because of the size and weight of the electric motor.  It is a good choice, they were built like a tank and will run forever. This early electric fan has a stamped badge which means it is an later version while those with cutout badges are a bit earlier.  This style "tank" motor superseded the earlier Pancake motors that fan makers initially used. This example dates from the early 1900's and has the hard to find mechanical vane oscillator Westinghouse used before changing over to the more common later gear driven model oscillators.

 This fan is in pristine original condition.  It has 98% of the original paint with just one loss on the back of the motor as I have shown. The cage / guard is very nice.  The blades are straight.  It runs like a top.  The switch works properly but I only hear 2 speeds when it is put on the three tabs of the switch.  I do not know why.  The cord looks new, but has a couple of taped nicks where it must have hit the blades at some point.  A super condition fan all original and ready to go.   

Fine . . . . .$1295.00         SOLD!!




Western Electric 16 Electric Tank Desk Fan w/ Vane OscillatorWestern Electric 16" Electric "Tank" Desk Fan w/ Vane Oscillator   This 16" Western Electric Vane Oscillator Electric Fan is marked "Hawthorne Formerly Victor" on the motors ID tag.  This fan is a project and priced accordingly. It has a few condition issues but is worthy of a restoration. First, the rod and fins for the vane oscillator are missing. The brackets to hold it are present. The rest of the brass cage and Western Electric badge are very nice. The fan blades are nice with no kinks bends or damage. 

The top half of the fan looks good, but the motor is not working and I see broken / burned wires in the windings.  The original paint on the motor and stem is nice. There are major losses to the paint on the base. The information badge is nice.  When I popped the back off and removed the commutator the spring loaded brass piece seen in the last pic just fell out. I am not even sure what it is.    The switch looks good, but I did nothing to test it.  It is what it is, ready to be worked on and is being sold as is. I will remove the blade and cage for shipping, and pack it carefully. Please look at all the pics to see the details and condition.

Fair . . . . .$495.00         SOLD!!




GE sidewinder fanGeneral Electric 12" Sidewinder Fan The last fellow cleaned and painted this rare fan.  His attempt at a restoration.  It looks OK, but not as good as those I have seen professionally done.  GE introduced these fans, their first oscillator in approx 1909.  It was shortly after that they moved on to a more conventional design, making these sidewinders a pretty scarce model to come by.  This is the 12"  model.  It operates, but I am selling it as a display piece and do not support or give lifetime warranties on electrical appliances.  It does work, and works fine when I use it.

Good . . . . . .$1295.00          SOLD




GE / General Electric Beaded Base Electric Fan w/ Pancake MotorGE / General Electric 12" Electric "Pancake" Motor Fan w/ Dome Beaded Base    This c1903 12" GE fan has a 5 speed   switch in the beaded high dome base.  This early cast iron fan has a full beaded base, and the trunion allows for the motor to tilt.   There is a lot of info stamped into the brass tag at the top of the motor and I have shown this in the pics.  It is marked 110 volts, and 60 cycles

The switch works / clicks in all the positions but it only runs properly on the top two speeds. I replace the cord and head wire, and did not see any broken or missing wires in the base or switch.  I did nothing to the head.  The overall cosmetic condition is nice noting the base has little paint left on it..  The original blade and proper cage are nice. 

 A very nice example of a very hard to find beaded base pancake motor General Electric desk fan.

Good . . . . .$695.00       SOLD!!



Western Electric Bi-Polar FanWestern Electric Bi-Polar Fan This fan is in nice looking cosmetic condition, but I could not get it to run.  The blade and cage are nice, great badge, switch looks good etc.  Not sure what  the issue is.

Good . . . . . SOLD!!






Vintage General Electric Fan1920's General Electric Fan This is about the smallest fan they made having 6" blades.  The body is pressed steel.  The condition of the green finish is like new and original.  The blades are brass.  The bottom cover plate is marked Series G and AC / DC.   Look at all the pics to see how nice this is. 

Fine . . . . .$125.00        SOLD!!





GE / General Beaded Base Electric Fan w/ Pancake MotorGE / General Electric Beaded Base "Pancake" Motor 12" Electric Fan   This is an early 12" GE fan with a 2 speed  "pancake" motor w/ the switch in the rear of the motor.  This was a short-lived design before GE moved the switch to the base and after 1906 to a larger or wider "tank" type motor.  This early fan has a cast iron beaded base, and there is no trunion or provision to tilt the motor head as on later models.   There is a lot of info stamped into the brass band that runs around the center of the motor, and I have shown this in the pics.  The bottom line says it is the property of the P.F. Co.   The last patent on the info band is 1890, but I believe this fan dates from a bit later than that and from right around the turn of the century   The tag says it is a type UL and form B but I have no info on what that means.  It is marked 110 volts, and 60 cycles

This fan shows minimal amounts of wear and a lot of the original black finish remains on the motor and base.  The overall condition is very nice noting that the brass blade is a later replacement that I had to work on to fit.  The original blade was damaged in shipping and is beyond repair with one blade broken off.  The cage is nice.  The switch operates, and the motor runs very quiet and very smoothly. 

 A very nice example of a very hard to find beaded base pancake motor General Electric desk fan.

Very Good . . . . .$795.00       SOLD!!



Savory Airator Banker's or Office FanSavory Airator Banker's or Office Fan The patent for this unusual fan was issued on March 18th 1925.  The idea was that this design or style blade configuration would be less apt to blow your important papers off of your desk.  I t would work in that capacity, and it would certainly circulate the air in a stuffy office, but the reality is it just pushed out less air in different directions than a typical style fixed or oscillating fan from the same time period.  I'll take my tank Westinghouse humming away any day.  This fan is made of some sort of alloy / pot metal that has begun to deteriorate and there is some cracking and spalling evident in the surface.  As can be seen in the picture there has been some losses of material on the body on the back side.  Overall it is sound and not in danger if crumbling away.   Inside, the ceramic 3 way switch is perfect, and the fan and motor operates on all of its speeds..  Above that are a series of 4 holes that were used to hold the motor and blade up in place, 2 of these screw mount holes have cracked and broken away.  The head is in place now and the fan operates as it should, being held with the remaining 2 screws.   To be proper and completely useable this would have to be addressed with some sort of fix.  I am pricing this accordingly, at far less than I have seen them offered, or what I have sold nicer ones for.

Good . . . . . .$695.00         SOLD



Savory Airator Banker's or Office FanMenominee Banker's / Office Fan 

Fine. . . . . .       SOLD







Nickel Plated Desktop Hot Air FanNickel Plated Desktop Hot Air Fan I have seen these fans described as being European or Argentinean in origin.   In either case, this is a very nice example and it is fully operational  The nickel plating is dull and spotty in areas, but the overall condition is very nice.  It is pretty amazing that one would think that it was a viable idea to cool oneself with a fan that was being powered by a hot flame, but I suppose if electricity was not an option and the humidity was high enough that anything resembling moving air would be a welcome relief.  There is no name plaque or other identifying marks, and there does not appear that there ever was on this one.   Enjoy!

Good . . . . . .$795.00        SOLD



Bates Water Powered Fan Bates Water Powered Wall Mount Fan  This is the nicest example of a wall mount water powered fan that you will ever see.  The fan is NOS an I doubt ever had water run through it.  The bracket was on the wall and its fan was removed from the socket for one reason or another and this one was sitting nearby to take its place but never made it.  They must have bought that new fangled idea electricity in to make this one obsolete and the fan lay forgotten for close to 100 years.  The cage has that copper flash finish on the cage and it has not been cleaned or messed with in any way if you see some color differences in the cage that is what you are seeing.  Super!!

Good . . . . . .$3295.00         SOLD



Emerson Electric Fan Desk FanEmerson 8" type 14644 Electric Fan Desk Fan This small desk fan looks pretty good and retains most of its original paint.  The blades are good and not cracked or dinged up.  The switch appears to be in good condition and is not cracked.  The cage is nice.  The cord has been replaced.  It runs OK.

Good . . . . . .$195.00        SOLD





Emerson Model 1510 Beaded Base Electric Fan. This fan looks pretty good and retains most of its original paint.  The blades are good and not cracked or dinged up.  The switch appears to be in good condition and is not cracked.  The cage is nice.  The cord is gone, and the wires were pulled out from the back of the fan.  After I went in and connected these back up and put on a new cord nothing happened.  I do not know if this was because I did it backwards, wrong, or if it came apart as I was putting it back together.  In any case it was completely silent when I plugged it in, no hum, no noise, nothing.

Good . . . . . .$295.00        SOLD



Emerson Model 910 Electric FanEmerson Model 910 Electric Fan  This is a hard to find model.  It is a non oscillating one.  The fan looks pretty good and retains most of its original paint. 

Good . . . . . .$695.00         SOLD






GE Pancake Motor Electric FanGE Pancake Motor Electric Fan  This is a small non oscillating electric fan with an early cast iron base.   The fan looks pretty good and retains a lot of its original paint but is probably going to need to be restored to get it back to running.. 

Good . . . . . .$295.00         SOLD







Emerson Electric FanEmerson Electric Fan  This is a small non oscillating fan.  The fan looks pretty good and retains most of its original paint. 

Good . . . . . .$95.00         SOLD







Manhattan Battery FanManhattan #3 Battery Electric Fan  This is a small non oscillating 6 volt battery powered electric fan.  The fan looks pretty good and retains most of its original paint.  These came in different sizes and were sold from the backs of magazines and from novelty catalogs. 

Good . . . . . .$495.00         SOLD







Hot Air Fan by Lake BreezeHot Air Fan by Lake Breeze These remarkable and interesting antique alternative fuel fans were manufactured by the Lake Breeze Motor Co. of Chicago, Ill.  The basic design is based on the Sterling Cycle principle and it will operate with any number of fuels in a lamp base or other burner.  This one operates nicely and after just some minor adjustments of the roller bearings it runs smooth as silk.  The cast iron removable cap is present and the wrought iron base and brass cage are in very nice unrestored condition.  The brass blades are undamaged as well.  These were marketed to under-developed countries and to places here that did not have electricity near the turn of the century, as well as being  used on boats and trains.  As with most advertising of the day, the spiel that they provided in their ads made these sound wonderful, but the reality was somewhat less and thus are quite rare and desirable.

Good . . . . . .$1295.00         SOLD



Hot Air Fan by Lake BreezeHot Air Fan by Lake Breeze These remarkable and interesting antique alternative fuel fans were manufactured by the Lake Breeze Motor Co. of Chicago, Ill.  The basic design is based on the Sterling Cycle principle and it will operate with any number of fuels in a lamp base or other burner.  This one operates nicely and after just some minor adjustments of the roller bearings it runs smooth as silk.  The cast iron removable cap is present and the wrought iron base and brass cage are in very nice unrestored condition.  The brass blades are undamaged as well.  These were marketed to under-developed countries and to places here that did not have electricity near the turn of the century, as well as being  used on boats and trains.  As with most advertising of the day, the spiel that they provided in their ads made these sound wonderful, but the reality was somewhat less and thus are quite rare and desirable.

Good . . . . . .$995.00         SOLD



Lake Breeze Table Top Hot Air FanLake Breeze Table Top Hot Air Fan  This unusual hot air fan is in beautiful, original, unrestored condition. This remarkable and interesting antique alternative fuel fan was manufactured by the Lake Breeze Motor Co. of Chicago, Ill.  The basic design is based on the Sterling Cycle principle and it this design will operate with any number of fuels in the burner at the bottom acting as the heat source.  This super condition example still has the original burner which is often missing. There is a nicely designed squeeze type catch / lock feature at the base to release it.  The fan operates nicely and after just some minor adjustments of the roller bearings, now runs smooth as silk although as with all of them a bit slow.  It stands just about 30" tall.  The cast iron removable cap is present and the wrought iron base and brass cage are very nice and still have nearly all of the original finish on them.   The original paint on the upper portions is 90% or better, and I would rate this fan condition wise as an 8 / 9.   The 16" brass blades are undamaged with just a few minor scratches. They have great patina, and are not bent or damaged in any way.  The cage and button are original and very nice as well.

These unusual hot air powered fans were marketed to under-developed countries and to places here in the states that did not have electricity near the turn of the century.  This style of hot air fan was also used on boats and trains where electricity was not available.  As with most advertising of the day, the spiel that they provided in their ads made these sound wonderful, but the reality was somewhat less, and the consumers of the day I think were aware of this and thus they are quite hard to find and desirable.

Good . . . . . .$1395.00        SOLD



Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan MotorEdison Battery Powered Electric Fan Motor The Edison Electric Fan motor derives its name from the Thomas Edison the inventor and patent holder for this design. These first electric fans were powered by batteries. Edison  fan motors used 6 volt batteries and his fan / electric motor was one of the first commercially viable uses of electricity sold and utilized in America.  These motors were offered as a fan, with or without a cage, or as just a simple motor with a different base than the tripod fan base seen here.  There was also a very desirable version of this fan offered with a wall-mount base.

This fan motor is in nice condition and just shows normal amounts of wear and tear one would expect from an electric fan that was over 100 years old.  The brass ID tag on the top is present.  I do not see a serial number.  It also has an oil tube coming from the rear bearing I have not seen on the others of these I have owned or seen in the past.  The brushes look original and good.  I do not see anything wrong with the windings.  I think it will look even better cleaned up a bit.

Good . . . . . .  SOLD



Edison Electric Battery Fan 	Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan Motor The Edison Electric Fan derives its name from the Thomas Edison the inventor and patent holder for this design. These electric fans were powered by  6 volt batteries. Edison  fans were one of the first commercially viable uses of electricity  in America.  They were offered as a fan, with or without a cage, or as just a simple motor with a different base than the tripod fan base seen here.  There was also a very desirable version of this fan offered with a wall-mount base.

This fan motor is in super original condition and just shows normal amounts of wear and tear one would expect from an electric fan that was over 100 years old.  The brass ID tag on the top is present.   The brushes look original and good.  A nice example of a hard to find fan.

Good +. . . . . .    SOLD



Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan w/ Cage & Battery JarEdison Battery Powered Electric Fan w/ Cage & Battery Jar   This one is near mint.   This fan motor is in super original condition and shows minimal amounts of wear.  The brass ID tag on the top is present.   The brushes look original and good.  A nice example of a hard to find fan.

Fine . . . . . .  SOLD






Fly Fan w/ Clock Work Wind-Up  MotorFly Fan w/ Clock Work Wind-Up  Motor These are a great piece of Americana and American ingenuity and green technology.  The blade coverings are original and a bit tattered.  The clockwork mechanism motor works and it revolves as it should.  If you are unfamiliar, these were set up in the middle of the dining room or eating table, and the slow motion whirling of the blades acted to create just enough air flow or motion to hopefully keep the flies away.

Good . . . . . .$495.00        SOLD



Antique Polar Cub DC Fan with Cast Iron BaseAntique Polar Cub DC Fan with Cast Iron Base Better made than most dime store fans, this one is a runner and in very nice condition.  Plug / screw it into one of your available lamp sockets and you'll be ready to go!

Good . . . . . .$95.00        SOLD






Westinghouse 12" "Tank" Electric Desk FanWestinghouse 12" "Tank" Electric Desk Fan   They call these electric fans Tanks because of the size and weight of the motor.  It is a good choice, they were built like tank, and will run forever.  This one is sitting in my window and I still fire it up a few times a year when it gets really hot outside and in.  Even hot air moving by feels good in a "dry Heat" like here.

This early fan has a cutout badge which means it is an earlier version and dates from just after the turn of the century.  This style motor superseded the earlier Pancake motors that fans had.  It is in cosmetically pretty nice condition.  It has 95% of the original paint, and the guard is OK .  The blades are straight.  It runs.  The switch works but it needs a new cord as I have had to tape this one to keep it from shorting the cotton covering is so bad.  . 

Good . . . . .$295.00        SOLD!



Westinghouse 12 Inch 6 Vane Hawthorne Tank Electric Desk FanWestinghouse 12" Hawthorne 6 Vane "Tank" Electric Desk Fan  This is essentially the same fan as above, but with a different badge, and a 6 vane fan blade.  It does not work.  It does not even hum, so I assume there is a loose wire inside the head.  The switch has a chuck out of it, but I looked it over and it seemed OK.  There is a missing wire on the cage, and one loose one as well. 

Good . . . . .$195.00       SOLD!






T. A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan MotorT. A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan  The Edison Electric Fan derives its name from Thomas Alva Edison the inventor and patent holder for this design electric fan motor.  These early electric fans were powered by 6 volt DC batteries. Edison fans and motors were one of the first commercially viable uses of electricity sold and utilized in America. It is a historically significant piece of electrical apparatus.

These motors were offered as a fan, with or without a cage, or as just a simple motor.  They could be had with a different base than the tripod fan base seen here, mounted on a board, or  there was also a very desirable version of this fan offered with a wall-mount base. 

This fan motor is in nice condition and shows minimal amounts of wear and minor paint chips.  It is not a high gloss pant, but I think it is original.    The brass ID tag on the top is present with a serial number of 15052 which i believe  would be right near the end of its production period.  .  The copper strip brushes look original and good.  I do not see anything wrong with the windings.  It will look even better cleaned up a bit more.  A very nice example of a very hard to find fan motor. 

Very Good . . . . .SOLD!



Emerson 16 Inch 6 Blade Electric Desk FanEmerson 16" 6 Blade Electric Desk Fan  This Emerson fan runs like a top. It operates on all three speeds and just hums along but the arm for the oscillator is broken. The other detraction is the base got wet and there is almost no paint left there after I cleaned it.  The top portion is fine and original.  The switch is OK.  A nice graphic fan that will look great after a paint job.   A nice fan at a great price.

Good . . . . .$95.00        SOLD! 





Hamilton Beach 1920's Electric Desk FanHamilton Beach 1920's Electric Desk Fan   This is a great looking small vintage electric desk fan.  It is nickel plate over cast iron, and the plating is in super condition and should buff out nicely if that is the look you want.  I think it looks great the way it is.  I suppose one would call it Art Deco era or look with the style of the sloped square base. It runs well but the screw holding the cage and motor housing on one side is stripped.  Looking inside I see the threaded boss is broken off.  This does not affect use or look, it is just loose. 

These date from the 20's or so when Hamilton Beach was producing a number of products for the new emerging consumer class in America.  They are probably best known for their kitchen mixers, but they also made a number of other electrical appliances.   A nice looking fan for the collection, or early decor look.  

 

Good . . . . .$95.00        SOLD!



Wesco St Louis 16 Inch Electric Tank Motor Desk FanWesco Supply Co. of St Louis 16" Electric "Tank" Desk Fan  This early cast iron beaded base fan was made by Emerson and tagged Wesco Supply Co an outfit based in St. Louis who marked Emerson fans back near the turn of the century.  They offered similar looking fans with both a pancake style motor, and this tank like model.  It dates from just after the turn of the century to around 1910 or so.  It runs well and pumps out an incredible amount of air once it gets up to speed.

This unusual large fan is in very nice condition with 90% or so of the original finish remaining.  It is a 2 speed and the switch is good and operates properly.  The brass wire cage is good.  I got this with an aluminum blade installed on it.  I changed that out for this proper era / looking brass blade.  I will include the aluminum blade if that is something you want.  I see no other issues.  A nice fan for use or the collection. 
 

Fine . . . . .$595.00       SOLD!!



Thomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan MotorThomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan Motor  This Edison fan motor is in Good + condition and still retains well over 80% of the original paint.  The brass ID tag on the top has a serial number of 6365 which dates it from right around the turn of the century or a bit before.  I do not see anything wrong with the windings but one of the copper strip brushes and the screw to hold it is missing.  It still has its cord attached. 

This Edison Electric Fan Motor derives its name from Thomas Alva Edison the famous inventor and patent holder for this design electric fan motor.  These early electric fans were powered by 6 volt DC batteries. Edison fans and motors of this design were one of the first commercially viable uses of electricity sold and utilized in America. It is a historically significant piece of electrical apparatus in that regard.

A nice example of a very hard to find early electric fan motor that will make for a great addition to the collection. 

Good + + . . . . .    SOLD!!




Thomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan MotorThomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan Motor  This Edison battery powered fan motor is in OK condition and still retains lots of original paint.  The brass ID tag on the top has NO serial number and I am not sure where that fits into the scheme of things date wise.  It has not been cleaned or messed with, and is being offered as found.  I do not see anything wrong with the windings and it has both carbon brushes. 

This Edison Electric Fan Motor derives its name from Thomas Alva Edison the famous inventor of different electrical and telegraphy related devices and patent holder for this design electric fan motor.  These early electric fans were powered by 6 volt DC batteries. Edison fans and motors of this design were one of the first commercially viable uses of electricity sold and utilized in America. It is a historically significant piece of electrical apparatus in that regard.

A good example of a very hard to find early electric fan motor that will make for a great addition to the collection and is the perfect candidate for a restoration.

Good . . . . .     SOLD!!




Thomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan MotorThomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan Motor  This Edison battery powered fan motor is in very nice condition.  It has a nickel plated blade which may not be original.  The paint and all other aspects are very nice. It really just needs a cage.

Good + . . . . .    SOLD!!






Thomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan MotorThomas A. Edison Battery Powered Electric Fan Motor  This Edison battery powered fan motor is in very nice condition.  

Good + . . . . .     SOLD!!





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