1904-06c. The Wesco Supply Company St. Louis, MO., manufactured by The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, MO., U.S.A., 52" Non Ornamental Antique Ceiling Fan
Emerson Electric originally introduced this model as the TROJAN ceiling fan during the 1904-05 season. The Trojan fan was actually a new lower priced non ornamental line that Emerson marketed as an alternative to the ornamental fans they offered. The Trojan line actually included both ceiling and desk fans and part of its purpose was to supply wholesalers such as the WESCO Supply Company with a line of fans that they could sell as their own. Emerson allowed Wesco to badge the fans with Wesco logo motor tags and the fan shown here is an example of the first Wesco Supply Company four blade Type 504 non ornamental fan (The Type 504 was also accompanied by a two blade version the type 502) .
Our Early Wesco Catalog states "Wesco Induction Ceiling Fans furnish the maximum breeze in proportion to first cost, and are well suited for saloons, restaurants and places where speed regulation , decorative design or finish are not of great importance."
Emerson also offered the Type 504 with the Emerson TROJAN logo in other venues including with their own electrical dealers. Wesco Supply offered Emerson fans in their catalogs, but the Emerson TROJAN models were only available through Wesco with a WESCO logo instead of the Emerson TROJAN logo. Emerson continued to market it under that name until the Trojan line was discontinued and the model reintroduced for a few more years with simply an Emerson logo devoid of the TROJAN logo.
This gallery showcases a 1904-06c. 52" Type 504 WESCO Supply Company ceiling fan that was restored in a custom-gloss black and copper oxide finish for an historic home renovation installation in Pennsylvania . We were pleased to supply this very scarce early version of the WESCO Type 504 for its carraige house installation.
Some of the features of this model are:
- Dimensions- 10.5" Length x 12" Motor 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.
- Smooth Styling Blends with Any Decor.
- Special Transition Model
- Solid State Speed Control Allow for a Variety of Speeds