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1917-22c. GE Stationary Wall Mount Electric Fan

1917-22c. General Electric Company, U.S.A., 12" Stationary Antique Wall Mounted Electric Fan

This model could be described as General Electric Company's "bread and butter" non oscillating desk/bracket fan of the late teens to early 1920s. It was manufactured during the end of World War I, which might explain why some versions of this fan have steel blades. General Electric manufactured this fan to be convertible to wall mounting by simply loosening the wing nut and knuckle screw and repositioning the motor housing in that position. Prior to 1909, G.E. bracket fan customers had to purchase a special adapter that allowed the desk fan to be converted to a wall mounted bracket model. Most manufacturers abandoned this practice once the convertible trunnion idea caught on.

The height of this model is less than 16" to the top of the guard and the lower profile allows it to be used in areas where other 12" desk/bracket fans are not suitable. The compact design allows the fan to neatly mount to the wall.

The featured fan was one of a pair that were custom restored for a beach front Bungalow in historic Manasquan, N.J.. The featured fan and its twin were finised in our standard baked finish that is easily cleaned with heavy use. Other colors and finishes are available.

Standard features of the 1917-22c. General Electric Antique Wall Mounted Electric Fan include:

  • Dimensions- 12" Diameter Blade
  • Cast Iron Base and Motor Housing.
  • Spring Tension Oil Wick System that Continuously Circulates Oil to the Motor Shaft
  • Available with Steel or Brass Blade
  • 3 Speed Slide Switch Operation
  • Easily Converts to Wall Mounting or Desk Position.
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