1920c. General Electric Company, U.S.A., 12" Oscillating Antique Desk Fan, preserved original finish
This model could be described as General Electric Company's "bread and butter" desk fan of the early 1920s.
In an effort to stand out from the crowd, General Electric painted this model dark green and cleverly marketed an ad campaign depicting G.E.desk fans in their dark green finish.
We often preserve original finishes when we can. The GE desk fan shown in this gallery was a client’s fan which was a candidate for original finish preservation as it would complement the décor of a garage that housed many original finish items. Our client asked us to clean the fan and preserve what we could while performing a complete electrical/mechanical service restoration.
Standard features of the 1920c. General Electric Desk Fan include:
Dimensions- 12" Diameter Blade
Cast Iron Base and Motor Housing, Cast Iron Oscillator Ring with Cast Iron Handle
Spring Tension Oil Wick System that Continuously Circulates Oil to the Motor Shaft
Solid Brass Blade and Trim
3 Speed Operation with Oscillator Engagement and Disengagement
Easily Converts to Wall Mounting Position.