1911-15c. 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 third generation of General Electric's 52" ornamental ceiling fan remained unchanged with the exception of the addition of a ball shaped ornate nose piece referred to as the oil cup. G.E. likely made the change to allow for more room for wiring when electolier arms were added to the fan that provided lighting. This change also gave the third generation model a slightly different profile from that of its predecessor.
Standard Features of the 1911-15c. General Electric 52" antique ceiling fan include:
- 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