1920-31c. Emerson Electric Company of St. Louis, M.O., U.S.A. 56" Antique Ceiling Fan with 6" Light fitter, Full Copper Oxide Finish
Emerson Electric Company introduced this model type 45641 in about 1918 and offered it in a unique copper oxide finish during that time. Emerson engineered such a superb design in this model that they continued to produce it until at least 1931 when they proclaimed that " this fan can be used anywhere that big volumes of air must be moved". This feature alone could be the reason that Emerson sold so many of these fans for use in public buildings such as court houses and hotels.
Emerson offered at least three different versions of their factory cast iron 6" light attachment fitter during the manufacturing lifespan of this model. The oil cup and fitter are one casting for durability which is another reason their "Built to Last" motto is as true now as it was over 80 years ago. We actually know of one of these models still installed in a former apothecary where it has performed its duty faithfully since the 1920s.Today we ship this model fully restored with a 6 amp variable speed control so that it can be enjoyed without it blowing the curtains around.
The fan featured here was custom restored for installation in a historic Salisbury, Maryland home. It features a Vintage Fans.com full copper oxide finish. Each copper oxide finish we produce is unique to the antique ceiling fan that receives it, making each of our fan's finishes as unique as the fans themselves.
Standard features include:
- Dimensions- 10" length (w/o light globe) x 12" 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
- Classic Style Matches the 1920s Type 35661 Emerson 6 blade 32" Antique Ceiling Fan
- Solid State Speed Control Allows for a Variety of Speeds