1909-10c. General Electric Company, Schenectady, N.Y., U.S.A. , 52" Ornamental Antique Ceiling Fan
The General Electric Company was one of the leaders of the electrical industry that helped industrialize the United States and other countries. This leadership included the production of ceiling, desk and other types of electric fans. Company advertising of the day, boasted that "If you are interested in securing the best fan motor write for bulletin 4632".Around 1909, General Electric introduced their new ornamental ceiling fan. G.E. offered this model in a finish they called "streaked" oxidized copper. This model was so successful in ornamental and non-ornamental versions, that General Electric manufactured this fan in similar form for a number of years.
The fan shown in this gallery has an interesting known history. In 1995, it was removed from the hook where it had rested for nearly a century in a former butcher shop in Brenham, Texas. When the canopy was loosened to remove the fan, we were amazed to find that the fan was still wired with its original cloth wrapped wire! The gentleman who owned the building and sold us the fan, remembered a period photograph his grandmother had shown him years prior of the fan hanging above the butcher and his brass cash register. Brenham, Texas may have had a General Electric dealer around 1910. A few years ago, we purchased another ornamental 1909-10c. G.E. from the owner of the building that had once housed the city's Opry house where the fan had reportedly hung.
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.