Collecting antique electric fans is an interesting and challenging hobby, especially for fans made in the early years after its invention, c.1885, when companies' earliest designs made use of interesting open motors and brass blades devoid of any protective cage.
My interests are with original and unrestored desk fans made prior to 1916. This blog will share my interests by including photographs, historic information and other details about these early fans.
My interests have been captivated by old electric fans for many years now and, more recently, by the earliest of fans; those made prior to about 1905. This blog will concentrate on fans made during the 1885 to 1915 period. I hope to include photographs, historic information, and anything else that will be of interest to those who love these old fans and want to learn more about them.
Photographs posted on this blog are from many sources including my own photos and some from my files. I desire to give credit to the owner of the photo but, in many cases I do not know who that is. If you are the owner of a posted photo please contact me and I will be happy to give you credit or to remove the photo at your request. I hope you enjoy my blog.
I welcome any corrections, photos, or additional information about early fans and can be contacted at 415-453-7790 pacific time. iron
Steve o 2-24-11
Periodically I will add more photos and information to older blog posts. Look for the "added" date in red as above this paragraph.