1907-16c. Emerson Electric Company, St.Louis, MO., U.S.A., 48" Ornamental Antique Ceiling Fan, Copper Fade Satin Finish
The Emerson Electric Company introduced the first versions of their "new" ornametal ceiling fan around 1902. The first version (The CF-14) featured a smaller diamter 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 compliment 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.
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 amout 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."
Although the standard finish on this model was Oxidized Copper, a finish we can reproduce on this model for a period correct restoration, other finishes are also available including a Copper Fade satin finish as shown.
The particular Ornamental Emerson antique ceiling fan showcased here is one that we custom restored in a custom 48" blade length, cut down from the standard 52" size. The fan features custom touches such as solid mahogany blades and a copper fade finish as requested by the clients. The particular fan was made in Missouri, U.S.A. around 1908 and remade in Texas, U.S.A. in 2008. It now resides in our client's new custom home in Oklahoma City, OK, U.S.A. and we are grateful to have been a part of its history.
Standard Features of the 1907-16c. Emerson 52" Ornametal Ceiling Fan 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