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 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 an unairconditioned historic 1908 building in Phoenix, Arizona. This Century had an amazing original finish and we chose to preserve it rather than refinish it, something we prefer to do when it is possible.The enclosed motor housing made this model the ideal choice for this particular client. 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.