1910c. General Electric Company, U.S.A., 12" Antique Wall Mounted Electric Fan
Around the turn of the 20th Century, wall mounted or "bracket" fans were generally sold independent of their desk fan cousins. In nearly all cases, the manufacturer offered a special bracket base or adapter linkage that converted a desk fan into a "bracket" fan.
Purchasing a convertible desk fan was generally not an option without purchasing the adapter as well. By 1910, this had changed and nearly all manufacturers offered desk fans that were convertible to the "bracket" or wall mounting position without special tools or an adapter.
Many Antique Electric Fans were wall mounted in Homes, Hotels, Offices, Rail Road Depots, Etc. during the teens through the 1950s. This feature allowed the Fan to be secured to the wall and out of the way, while eliminating the need for a table,stand, or shelf to hold the fan.
The fan displayed in this gallery is a 1910c. General Electric Company Residential 6 blade model converted to its bracket position.
Some of the features of the 1910 General Electric Residential 6 blade include:
- Dimension- 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 Trim
- 3 speed Slide Switch Operation
- Easily Convertible to Wall Mounting Position.