1920-30c. Century Electric Company of St.Louis, MO., U.S.A., 58" Antique Ceiling Fan
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 an 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 Century featured in this gallery was restored in a full copper oxide finish. Other features of this model include:
- Dimensions- 11" length x 11" diameter
- Cast Iron Frame and Motor Housing with Stamped Steel Top.
- Oil Bath Lubrication System Continuously Bathes the Motor Shaft in a Curtain of Oil.
- Thrust Bearing Desion is Immersed in Oil at All Times.
- Fully Enclosed Motor Housing Turns Creating an Unconventional Movement.
- Decorative Urn Shaped Oil Cup Accepts Custom Light Attachment.
- Soild State Speed Control Allows for a Variety of Speeds.