1918-30c. Century Electric Company of ST.Louis, MO., U.S.A. 58" Antique Ceiling Fan, New Gloss Black Finish, Mahogany Blades
The unique motion produced from the forward thinking design of this model is merely one of the selling points of the Century 58". The entire center portion of the motor housing spins with the blades attached directly to the housing creating a unconventional, yet thoroughly reliable design.
By the time this version of the Century 58" ceiling fan was manufactured in about 1920c., Century's engineering progressed to the point that it allowed them to produce this version with a completely enclosed motor housing. This feature allowed the motor to remain virtually free from dirt and moisture which was an everyday possibility in the unairconditioned buildings and homes of the day.
The featured fan was specifically restored for a covered porch area in New York. The completely enclosed motor design is especially suited for this type of installation. Insects, dust, dirt, and moisture is minimized by this design. Another particular design feature of the Century fan that we are fond of at Vintage Fans, especially when the fan is dedicated to an outdoor environment, is the urn shaped oil cup. The cup(nose portion of the fan) is readily unscrewed without disturbing any of the wiring or mechanics. This allows "oil changes" with ease, if desired after several years of use.
What a theory, honestly engineered to last generations. Planned NON obselescence. We love it. Its what Made in the U.S.A. meant when the Century Electric Company designed this fan. Its what we are all about at Vintage Fans.com
- Dimensions - 11" length x 11" diameter
- Cast Iron Frame and Motor Housing
- Oil Bath Lubrication System Continuously Bathes the Motor Shaft in a Curtain of Oil.
- Thrust Bearing Design is Immersed in Oil at All Times.
- Fully Enclosed Motor Housing Turns Creating an Unconventional Movement.
- Decorative Urn Shaped Oil Cup Accepts Custom Fabricated Light Attachment.
- Solid State Speed Control Allows for a Variety of Speeds.