This is a very nice original example of an early Marelli fan. The fan has 9.5 inch blades so would be called a 10 Fan. It’s complete and retains nearly all of it’s original paint and most of the original pin striping as well, and the paint has a gorgeous luster to it. It does have some small spots of paint loss on the base but I’d say the paint is around 95% intact. The blades and cage are plated in what I believe to be nickel and have a good deal of pitting/dirt on them; they could benefit from a good cleaning/re-plating. The fan has ornate floral patterns cast into the front and rear of the motor housing as well as the base. I have owned several Marelli fans but this is by far the nicest example I’ve ever had. And with the ball motor tab foot base design it’s a fine example of the popular style of early fans. The item “Rare Original 10 Ball Motor Tab Foot Ornate Marelli Antique Early Electric Fan” is in sale since Sunday, October 09, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “mudeb” and is located in Argyle, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy