The Robbins and Myers Company, Springfield, IL, U.S.A., 12” Direct Current Stationary Electric Fan built for The United States Navy 1918-1920s c.
The Robbins and Myers Company had a long history of manufacturing fans and motors from the mid 1890s-1960 circa. The company built some of their best and most unique ceiling and desk fans prior to 1940 and this particular model would be considered one of those. List No. 2240, is a special model that was manufactured for the United States Navy in direct current, most likely for a ship, the U.S.S. Texas Battleship has one of these on board. The anchor and U.S. insignia on the tag is to identify it as a Navy fan and is often seen on all fans built for the U.S. Navy. This fan is seldom seen, but we wanted to include it here as a unique tribute to the United States Navy and R&M.
This unique collector fan was preserved for a collector in Texas and it received our electrical/mechanical service so that it could run and operate on household alternating current.
Some of the features of the 1918-20c. Robbins and Myers Navy desk fan include:
• Dimensions- 12" Diameter blade
• Stamp Steel Base and Motor Housing.
• Spring Tension Oil Wick System that Continuously Circulates Oil to the Motor Shaft.
• Direct Current 80-123 volts.
• Special Collector Fan, Seldom Seen.
• Easily Converts to Wall Mounting Position