1905c. Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Company, Pittsburg, PA., U.S.A., 12" Antique Desk Fan
This model was likely one of most successful desk fan motors ever manufactured. Westinghouse manufactured this fan in Pittsburgh when they spelled it "Pittsburg" and marketed it not only to their dealers, but also to various other fan manufacturers and distributors.
When Westinghouse provided this model to other companies they allowed other manufacturers and distributors to place their company's names on the motor tags and guard badge. For this reason, this model is often found with other names, the most common being the Western Electric Company Hawthorn and Victor label. Robbins and Myers, Dayton, Shedd, Federal and possibly others all marketed this desk fan model at times under their label.
The fan shown in this gallery is a fully restored 1905 model that retains its preserved original baked japanned enamel finish. Westinghouse manufactured this model until about 1911-12 when their new stamped steel stationary desk fan was introduced.
A few of this models features are:
- 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, Guard and Trim
- 2 Running Speeds
- Yoke Design Allows the Motor to Tilt