1927-30c. Westinghouse Electric & MFG. Company, Springfield, MA.,U.S.A., 36" Antique Ceiling Fan
Westinghouse Electric Company introduced this model during the latter half of the 1920s. It featured modern styling that included a smooth sculptured stamped steel bottom plate, while retaining a cast iron motor frame.
Westinghouse used the same diameter and style motor housing for the 36” ceiling fan as that of their 52” fan during this era. This was a break from tradition for Westinghouse during the day, but a great feature then, as well as today, when trying to complete a uniform look.
One styling feature that Westinghouse incorporated in the design of this model was to conceal the rotor of the fan from view, which was unique at the time. Not one to sit idly behind, one of General Electric's 52" ceiling fans embodied a similar design concept as well during the 1930s.
The fan shown in this gallery was restored for a California client and featured a 90% original finish preservation, including the blades. Some of the features of this model are:
Dimensions- 7.5" Length x 10.5" width
Cast iron frame and stamped steel motor housing cover.
Oil Bath Lubrication System Continuously Bathes the Motor Shaft in a Curtain of Oil.
Thrust Bearing Designed is Immersed in Oil at All Times.
Concealed rotor design for a smooth "modern" 1920s-30s style.
Lighter in weight.
Solid State Speed Control allows for a Variety of Speeds.