1920s Robbins and Myers Company, Springfield, Ohio, U.S.A., 56" Antique Ceiling Fan
The Robbins and Myers Company of Springfield, Ohio manufactured some of the highest quality ceiling and desk fans ever produced. The 56" ceiling fans that R&M produced during the 19teens and 1920s continued that long tradition of excellence that began in the 1890s with the company's line of Direct Current ceiling fans.
Around 1916 the company introduced this model, the style "H" and it served as the standard "work horse" of R&M's line well into the 1920s and possibly 1930s. Robbins and Myers first produced this version of the style "H", which used a socket and shaft arrangement to connect the blade bracket to the hub. This early style of blade attachment can be found on Robbins and Myers fans dating from the mid to late 1890s.
Our January 1st, 1920 Robbins and Myers Catalog describes the fan best by stating " The style "H" Fan is a highly reliable fan. The motor and canopy are of plain and pleasing design, finished in two coats of baked enamel, with two gilt lines around the motor body. The blade shanks are oxidized copper plated and the blades are made of a selected grade of hard wood with polished mahogany finish."
The actual fan shown for this inventory example has a nice original finish that can be preserved during restoration. Please contact us for availability.
Some of the features of the 1916-20s circa Robbins and Myers 36" antique ceiling fan include:
- Dimensions- 12.5" length x 13" motor diameter
- Cast Iron Frame and Motor Housing.
- Oil Bath Lubrication System Continuously Bathes the Motor Shaft in a Curtain of Oil.
- Thrust Bearing Design is Immersed in Oil at All Times.
- Simplistic Yet Elegant Design
- Most Versions Include an Up-Down Rotor that Allows the Blade Pitch to Reverse
- Solid State Speed Control Allows for a Variety of Speeds