1909-22c. Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA., U.S.A. 56" Antique Ceiling Fan, Aged Satin Nickel, Solid Mahogany Blades, Custom Light Attachment.
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 Westinghouse 56" was restored in an aged Satin Nickel finish. To compliment its beatiful finish our client's specified a traditional red mahogany finish for the solid mahogany blades. A custom light kit was also fabricated in a period style to compliment the fan and the space it shares.
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.