1908c. General Electric Company, Schenectady, N.Y., U.S.A. , 52" Antique Ceiling Fan, Standard Gloss Black Finish and Faded Satin Copper Oxide
The General Electric Company was one of the leaders of the electrical industry that helped industrialize the United States and other countries. We thought we had seen it all in referring to the 1909 style General Electric 52"ceiling fans, but as it is with antique fans(and nearly everything for that matter in the vintage world) there are always new things to learn, and this keeps it interesting. The model featured here appears to be the typical 1909-10c. General Electric plain style 52" ceiling fan. Everything looks similar to that design and General Electric undoubtedly manufactured hundreds of the 1909-10c.versions because of their capability and share of the marketplace. What we did not know was there was an earlier version of this fan and the featured fan represents that particular model. The biggest noticeable difference is an indention in the top of the oil cup that is cast into the cup. Other than that, the casual observer will notice few changes from the 1909-10c. version that was manufactured in greater numbers.We can not offer the scarce 1908c. version, but we can supply the 1909-10c. versions in limited number because they were manufactured for at least a couple of years.
The featured fan was a customer owned fan that completely restored in its original style finish of gloss black and copper oxide. Please look for a full story on this fan in an upcoming issue of EXTRA! EXTRA! our newsletter.
A few of the features of this model are:
Dimensions- 12" diameter x 10" length.
• Cast Iron Frame and Motor Housing Construction.
• Oil Bath Lubrication System Continuously Bathes the Motor Shaft in a Curtain of Oil.
• Thrust Bearing Design is Immersed in Oil at All Times.
• Original Ornamental Design featuring Lattice and Oak Leaves.
• Available in Copper Oxide and Other Finishes.
• Solid State Speed Control Allows for a Variety of Speeds