1927-30c. Westinghouse Electric & MFG. Company, Springfield, MA.,U.S.A., 52" 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.
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 clean lines and small diameter size of the motor allows this model to be incorporated in spaces where other 52" antique and vintage ceiling fans might "overpower" a room from their larger appearance.
Another nice feature of the 1927-30s circa Westinghouse is that it shares its existence with a smaller 36" size model of the exact same appearance, which allows for consistency throughout when designing a fan floor plan.
The fan shown in this gallery is now in daily use in its new New Hampshire home. This particular fan features a standard Vintagefans.com baked gloss black standard finish that is as durable as the fan itself. Some of the features of this model include:
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.