1920-30c. Century Electric Company of ST.Louis, MO., U.S.A. 58" Antique Ceiling Fan, Original Preserved Finish
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 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 fan shown in the images was restored for a home undergoing a restoration that called for an original and somewhat aged fan. The client needed a large fan to fit the need of a large area, but it especially required the fan to look like it had always been there, yet serviced and kept in good condition. We always strive to meet the needs of any of our client's specifications. One of the particular Century ceiling fans we had in inventory met the criteria to a tee. We did not want to over restore the appearance, but completely restored the electric/mechanical aspects of the fan.
Other features of this model include:
- 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.