1909-22c. Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA., U.S.A. 56" Antique Ceiling Fan, Fully Restored,Original Baked Finish, Solid Mahogany Blades.
This model enjoyed a relatively long life in the Westinghouse line up. Early versions of this fan were manufactured in Pittsburgh when they spelled it Pittsburg. Westinghouse originally offered this model in two finishes. The standard being a black japan enameled finish and the optional molted copper oxide finish.
The unconventional movement (the entire center section of the motor revolves) of this model creates a unique atmosphere and allows this model to be installed on lower ceilings.
Period company literature proclaims " The Westinghouse ceiling fans have proved a very great success owing to their effectiveness as well as to their ornamental design. These fans are very economical to operate, requiring only about the same current as two standard incandescent lamps."
Our featured antique Westinghouse 56" has a 100% original baked japanned enamel finish applied by Westinghouse to the motor housing and brackets around 1914-15c. We preserved the finish and manufactured new solid mahogany blades to create a living memory for our client's Michigan home. For her, this fan represents a special Westinghouse that had hung in her Uncle's Philadelphia, PA., market during her childhood in 1940s. She recalled for us the wonders of watching her Uncle turn the fan on with a stick adapted to fit the rotory switch knob and also her memory of the fan running above our G.I.s as they returned home from WW II. At Vintage Fans, we love to bring back living memories, especially knowing that our fans will create new ones for generations to come.
Some of the standard features of the 1909-22 Westinghouse 56" Antique Ceiling Fan include:
- Cast Iron Frame and Motor Housing Construction.
- Oil Bath Lubrication System Continuously Bathes the Shaft in a Curtain of Oil.
- Thrust Bearing Design is Immersed in Oil at All Times.
- Unique Motion with Motor Revolving.
- Gloss Black, Other Colors or Plated Finishes Available.
- Solid State Speed Control Allows for a Variety of Speeds.
- Engineered in the U.S.A., Manufactured in the U.S.A., and Restored in the U.S.A.