1918-20c. Diehl Manufacturing Company, Elizabethport, N.J., U.S.A., 52" Antique Ceiling Fan, Antique White "Gatsby" Finish with Matching Solid Wood Custom Blades
The Diehl Manufacturing Company ushered in the modern age of the "roaring 20s" with this attractive 52" ceiling fan leading their product line. Diehl's introduction of this model was a step toward smoother lines and less ornamentation that had been the norm a mere decade prior.
The 1918-20c. version of this popular model featured cast iron brackets that were a design hold over from Diehl's earlier fans. Diehl quickly dropped this "spear" shaped bracket in favor of the more modern stamped steel version that mounted on top of the blade.
Company literature advertised this fan as "light in weight, attractive in appearance, quiet in operation and efficient in current consumption". Though this model was 20s modern, Diehl still believed in offering an outstanding product by incorporating a hardened steel shaft in this model's design.
As the featured 1918- 20c. Diehl 52" antique ceiling fan was nearing completion, the fan assumed the role of one of the possessions of Fitzgerald's famous character Jay Gatsby. No not in a movie, but it just looked the part as it was prepared for our photo shoot before shipment to its new mahogany adorned poolhouse installation in Connecticutt. Around VintageFans.com it became the "Gatsby" and we think Fitzgerald would be proud.
A few of the features of this model include:
- Dimensions- 8" Length x 11" diameter
- Cast Iron Frame with stamped steel motor housing cover for less weight
- Oil Bath Lubrication System Continuously Bathes the Motor Shaft in a Curtain of Oil
- Thrust Bearing Design is Immersed in Oil at All Times
- Smooth Clean Design
- Lighter in Weight
- Solid State Speed Control allows for a Variety of Speeds