"BUILT TO LAST" was the Emerson logo, a nd last they did. This Emerson model 29646 was manufactured between 1922 and 1925 and is still running strong today - over 80 years later.
They truly don't build them like this anymore. The American made Emerson electric fan is probably the best built electric fan ever.This fan features 12 inch Parker brass blades, adjustable oscillator, and 3 speeds.
The four brass "Parker" blades have been buffed, polished, and clear coated. They have also been strobe-light balanced to provide very smooth operation. The mounted blades are 12" in diameter and really move the air.Beautiful brass cage badge features the Emerson logo with "Built To Last". Badge has been carefully cleaned and polished to preserve the original black background and highlight the embossed brass.
The motor cord and the line cord are charcoal grey, cloth covered, twisted wire made especially for antique restorations. The plug is a vintage plug that was commonly used on this fan. It too has been restored.
The base and motor housing are constructed of rugged cast iron. The oscillator gear housing is cast iron also. A sliding switch at the base provides a choice of "off and three different speeds".Refinishing involved complete disassembly, stripping to bare metal, bead blasting, and then ... read more