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1910 Emerson 16" Antique Desk Fan

1910 Emerson Electric Company of St.Louis, M.O., U.S.A., 16" Antique Desk Fan

The Emerson Electric Company produced one of the most powerful 16" electric fans on the market in 1910. In Fact, this model could easily win the "most powerful desk fans of all time" award. In period literature, Emerson proclaimed that their " 16 inch fans are equipped with very powerful motors and are intended for service in the largest rooms , stores, restaurants, saloons, etc., where a strong breeze is to be projected to a great distance".

Emerson warned consumers that this model should not be used where " the noise of a powerful fan will prove objectionable".

The fan shown in this gallery was restored for a client's Florida home in a burgundy red standard finish. This model features a fluted cast iron base and ornamental motor housing with embossed lettering. The blades,guard, and trim are solid brass and machined polished to a high luster then lacquered for durability. A similar 12" version of this type is also available.

A few more features of this model are:

  • Dimensions- 16" blade diameter
  • Cast Iron Frame and Motor Housing Construction
  • Famous Emerson Oil Circulation System that Continuously Lubricates the Motor Shaft
  • One Oil Port for Ease of Maintenance
  • Two Running Speeds
  • Easily Convertible to Wallmount Position.
  • Available in Custom or Standard Finishes
1910 emerson 16" antique desk fan
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1910 emerson 16" antique desk fan
1910 emerson 16" antique desk fan
1910 emerson 16" antique desk fan
1910 emerson 16" antique desk fan


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