1912-15c. Dayton Fan and Motor Company, Dayton, OH., U.S.A.,
48" Antique Ceiling Fan, Antiqued Copper Satin Finish
Around 1912c., The Dayton Fan and Motor Company manufactured this model to compliment its full size ceiling fan and to complete their line-up with their new AC fans. Previously the company had purchased alternating current ceiling and desk fan motors from Westinghouse and had them labeled with the Dayton name. This was a common practice among many early manufacturers, especially those that were a smaller manufacturing firm. The 48" alternating current ceiling fan introduced about the same time as the Titanic, proved to be a wonderfully engineered model that was of Dayton's own design.
The cast iron motor casting on this model has a unique heart shaped design on top that is exclusive to the 48" model, though it also shares the unique half diamond scroll on the bottom plate and oil cup casting of its larger sibling. It is also rumored that this version could be chain hung, though we have never personally purchased an original one. This model can be outfitted with blades of custom length to provide a sweep of 40" through the standard sweep of 48", making this a very versatile model when a 52" span may be too large for a space.
As with the 60" model, the 48" version was supplied with several blade bracket variations during its manufacture. For this reason, the fan could have either a top of the blade bracket or a bottom of the blade version. Please specify your preference and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. This model is available in limited supply. Please contact us for availability.
The 48" Dayton has a distinctive ornamental styling that will complement many interior decors including Victorian, Arts and Crafts or Bungalows.
We custom restored this antique Dayton 48" ceiling fan for a historic coastal South Carolina low country home. As with any historic home installation, this antique ceiling fan maintains the dignity of the home, as it could have been one of the original ones installed when the home was electrified. Not a interpretation, the real thing, just like the home itself. The Vintage Fans.com custom antiqued satin copper finish creates a period finish that lends to the characteristics of the original finish, while doing so in a more subtle approach than the typical bold oxidized copper finish. A few of the 1912c. Dayton 48" features are:
- Dimensions -9" length x 9.5" 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.
- Distinctive Ornamental Styling complements Many Period Decors.
- Available with Custom Fabricated Period Correct Light Attachment.
- Solid State Speed Control Allows for a Variety of Speeds.