|c. 1897 Westinghouse "Tesla" (not for sale)
To avoid confusion, the FOR SALE FANS (below) are only in this one blog with the heading Antique Fans For Sale. Immediately at the end of this blog are other older blogs with fan photos. Those blogs are all information blogs and none of the fans pictured are for sale.
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Shipping by Fed Ex Ground to a US address only or contact me for options. I will personally pack each fan so you can be assured of receiving it without damage. I have a special way to pack fans with the blade and cage on and the fan will need nothing assembled. I have shipped over 100 fans with no damage. Member of the Antique Fan Collectors Association since 2001.
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For Sale Blog updated 9-03-20
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#294 R&M 16" geared oscillator, 1911 model. This is a rare first year model of the R&M geared oscillators which used a motor made by Westinghouse for this one year only before R&M switched to a motor of their own design. The motor has a centrifugal start switch and a clutch of sorts to allow the fan to stop oscillating if it hits something- that's what the extra knob is on top of the gearbox. Runs well on three speeds which are very closely spaced. The guard is a Westinghouse style with square back ring as used only in 1911. The Japan is very good with no rust and with good original pinstripes. It should clean and polish out very well if you want that extra shine. The fan is pretty much as I got it and did not need repairs or parts. The switch is made of cast iron and is the same as the ones used on the R&M lollipop fans. No cracks, chips, or repairs in the cast iron and there is no pot metal used on the fan. The neck swivel is a little loose. Brass blade and guard are in excellent condition with no bends, creases, breaks or repairs and have the original "dipped and lacquered" finish. The original headwire is in serviceable condition with some tape on it. The power cord an old lamp zip cord you will want to replace.
$495. plus shipping SOLD
ALTERNATING CURRENT FAN
CENTURY ELECTRIC CO.
FRAME S3-16 INCH MODEL 142
VOLTS 110 CYCLES 60 NO.105620
PATENTED DEC. 29, 1914
This is a re-badged GE model made for Western Electric's Greybar division and is identical to the GE model other than the cage badge and motor tag. Excellent all original condition and finish including original base felt- the power cord is an older replacement. The aluminum blades have never been polished and have no bends or dings in them. Runs and oscillates well on the three different speeds.
15 pounds, 17-1/2" high, 10" deep, 13-1/2" wide approx.
$235 + shipping. sold My careful packing will get the fan to you undamaged via Fed Ex Ground.
made in the years 1934-41. Individual photos and prices for each fan are shown below.
All three quiet blade fans below are sold.
|Left to Right: 1934-35 GE Quiet Blade 12" (first model); 1936-37 GE Quiet Blade 12";
1938-41 GE Quiet Blade 12" (last model). Photos of individual fans shown below.
A very good, straight, original fan in good running and oscillating condition. Runs on three different speeds. Blade is somewhat out of balance but there are absolutely NO creases or visible bends to the blades. Original paint, v.g. original headwire and original felt. Several screws to hold on the base plate are missing or incorrect. I have had this fan since 2001 and it remains as I got it. The power cord was cut flush to the base but looks like it was the original cord. There is enough wire sticking out to put my clip lead on to test the fan which started up right away. I added a few drops of Zoom-Spout oil to the bearings so they would not be dry. This is the second of three different designs of the largest GE Quiet Blade.
$145.00 SOLD plus shipping
#206 SOLD GE 12" Quiet Blade, 1938-41 model oscillator
This model is the last of the Quiet Blade fans from GE and is quite scarce. It resembles the GE "Vortalex" introduced in 1938 but this Quiet Blade model differs in that the struts are separate from the cage instead of being integral with the cage wires. The motors are also different in the way the cage mounts to the motor. Fan runs smoothly on all three speeds and oscillates as it should. There are no problems with this fan; the finish is 100% original including the cords and plug with the GE monogram on the plug blades. Power cord needs to be shortened a few inches where it enters the base to eliminate bare wire area. The fan blades have never been polished and are straight and run very close to perfectly true. The felt base I may have recovered years ago- it looks perfect. This is the cleanest and also the hardest to find of the three Quiet Blade fans I have for sale.
$225.00 SOLD plus shipping
This smallest Century fan is a somewhat rare model and one of the few small Century fans with a stamped steel motor and base. This fan runs smoothly on all three speeds and oscillates well. From an old time collection, this is the nicest one I have seen with a near perfect blade that still has its bright original "dipped and lacquered" finish with visible brush strokes from the application of the lacquer. The cage has some tarnished areas but there are no bends, breaks, or repairs. The original headwire is serviceable with some wear at the motor. The newer power cord is in excellent condition.
#101 SOLD Colonial 16" front oscillator c.1910. A beautiful, all original and rare 5-tab-foot fan with original black Japan finish in excellent condition. The solid brass blade and cage are excellent with no bends, dings, loose rivets broken or bent wires or other damage and both the blade and the cage have the original lacquer finish having never been polished. A 3-speed fan but is running on the same speed in each of the speed lever positions. The fan starts up slowly with some noise but, once up to speed, it's smooth and quiet and oscillates as it should. I'm pretty sure this fan has an internal starting switch that probably needs some cleaning. The original porcelain switch has no cracks and the switch speed position markings are still visible on the base. The original thumbscrew is in place to put into different holes in the oscillator disc to change degree of oscillation or to have the fan remain stationary. Fan's motor and base are all of solid cast iron construction and there is no pot metal anywhere in the fan. 110 volts, 60 cycles.
#303 SOLD GE 16" Type AOU oscillator, Cat. No. 75425, Form AC, 1923, brass blade, steel cage, 110 volts, 60 cycles. A 100% original fan in very good working and cosmetic condition. Original dark green paint, original power and head cords and plug, original felt on base. The three speeds have good speed separation. Oscillation is very smooth and even. The plug has a small chip and there is some vibration when running. Cast iron motor and base with no cracks or chips. Blade is straight with original lacquer finish. Oil cup has a new felt wick. $175 + shipping
#283 SOLD GE 16" Type AOU oscillator, Cat. No. 75425, Form V, 1920, brass blade and BRASS CAGE factory painted dark green, 110 volts, 60 cycles. Very original dark green fan with a brass cage when GE was using the last of the wrapped steel cages. Maybe they were using up older brass cages but this cage is all non-magnetic and with the original factory paint. Runs good and oscillates on all three speeds but seems a little down on power. Note; the oil cup under the front bearing is missing. It is a standard GE brass oil cup with spring loaded felt wick that should not be too hard to find (antiquefanparts.com) Original head wire has some fraying. Power cord is an older replacement. Cast iron motor and base have no cracks or chips. $175 + shipping