1907-16c. Emerson Electric Company, ST. Louis, MO., U.S.A., 56" Ornamental Antique Ceiling Fan, Copper Oxide Finish, 2 blade conversion.
The Emerson Electric Company introduced the first versions of their "new" ornamental ceiling fan around 1902. The first version (The CF-14) featured a smaller diameter motor and featured only two blades. The CF-14 was technologically "modern" for the day and featured improvements from the model it was replacing the CF-28 series introduced in 1897. The smaller diameter motored CF-14 was quickly replaced in favor of a larger diameter motor in 1903-04c., the CF-20. Emerson quickly developed a four blade version ,the CF-24 to complement their two blade fan of the ornamental style. By 1905c. The 52" four blade version was likely out selling the two blade fans which were around the same price. The version featured here was introduced about 1906-07c. and was essentially the same model as the earlier fans with a few minor improvements through the years, including increased power.
Around1909- 1910c. company literature states ," The general design of these fans is the same as that which has proved so highly satisfactory for a number of years past." It goes on to state that "This four blade fan is the most popular type for general service where the highest grade apparatus moving the maximum amount of air is desired. For well-appointed stores, saloons, cafes, hotels, clubs and public places this type of fan is unequaled. Its breeze-throwing power at full speed is not excelled by that of any other alternating current fan made."
The particular Ornamental Emerson antique ceiling fan is one that we custom restored in a custom 2 blade conversion of an original four blade fan total span 56”.Our client desired the look of the two blade and she was excited to know that we could convert an original four blade fan while saving her increased cost of an original two blade model, which is in less supply. The fan now graces a residential home in the French quarter in New Orleans.
Standard Features of the 1907-16c. Emerson 56" Ornamental Ceiling Fan, 2 Blade Conversion Include:
Dimensions- 12" length x 13" 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
Beautiful Ornamental Styling
Solid State Speed Control Allows for a Variety of Speeds