1908 General Electric Company, U.S.A., 12" Antique Desk Fan
General Electric's early 1908 model desk fan would be the end of the line for a model that could trace its lineage to 1894. The early 1908 model is believed to have only been manufactured for a few months when a new twin bearing design was introduced to replace it. The early 1908 model featured " modern" for the era styling that had eliminated the earlier fluted and half fluted base in favor of a smoother design.
The 1908 G.E. desk fan featured in this gallery was fully restored while preserving its original baked japanned enamel finish. This fan now commands attention at a New York law firm where it serves as a proud reminder of the quality of the products that were made in America nearly 100 years ago.
Some of the features of the 1908 General Electric Antique Desk Fan include:
- Dimensions- 12" Blade Diameter
- Cast Iron Frame and Motor Housing
- Spring Tension Oil Wick System that Continuously Circulates Oil to the Motor Shaft.
- Solid Brass Blade, Brass Guard, and Brass Trim
- 5 speed
- Yoke Allows Motor to Tilt