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1918 Emerson 12" Antique Desk Fan

1918 Emerson Electric Company, ST.Louis, MO., U.S.A., 12" Antique Desk Fan

In 1918, Emerson's Type 24646 was a newly designed model that would be the predecessor to the Types 27646 and 29646 of the 1920s.

The Type 24646 was manufactured during a time of transition, when technology allowed for improvements in fan production. For this reason, this model and others from the 1914-18 period were often manufactured with parts from both old and new methods of manufacturing. Often they were manufactured with a mixture of both new and old parts, most likely to eliminate waste.

The Type 24646 shown in these images features the new manufacturing technology for the period of a steel guard, steel blade hub, new style base, and new style finger control oscillation mechanism. Emerson manufactured two versions of their new base, one with a smaller diameter.

The Type 24646 shown here features the smaller base. The Type 24646 was also manufactured with brass guards, cast iron blade hubs, either version of the new base, and older finger control ball detent oscillation mechanism.

To purchase this model fully restored, please contact us for availability. Standard features include:

  • Dimensions-12" Blade Diameter
  • Cast Iron Frame and Motor Housing
  • Exclusive Emerson Lubricating System Features Spiraled Oil Grooves in Rotor to Provide Continuous Lubrication of Hardened Motor Shaft
  • Solid Brass Parker Scalloped Blades
  • 3 Running Speeds with Finger Control Oscillation Mechanism
  • Easily Convertible to Wall Mounting with Positive Locking Position.
1918 Emerson 12" Antique Desk Fan
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1918 Emerson 12" Antique Desk Fan
1918 Emerson 12" Antique Desk Fan
1918 Emerson 12" Antique Desk Fan
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