General Electric Antique Fan. Made in Bridgeport, Connecticut USA. Up for your consideration is a beautiful 1920’s General Electric Whiz fan. It has been fully restored and every detail has been addressed to match the original specifications. General Electric was well known for building high quality fans in the 1900’s. This is the highly collected “Whiz” model. This is the second generation model with the cast iron base and brass bushings for extremely quite and smooth operation. The Whiz fan was the most popular fan GE produced in the early 1900’s. It was high quality, attractive, and affordable, making it very desirable for people of that era, and very collectible and sought after by collectors today. It is a small, powerful fan that is of the highest quality. It has a 9 brass blade. The cage and motor housing are constructed of steel, it has one speed, brass badge, stands 12 tall and swivels up and down. This fan was completely restored, including a power cord and plug and the original color. Everything looks and functions just like it did when first manufactured in the 1920’s. You can be assured, this is a professional restoration and you will not be disappointed. Manufactured : Bridgeport Connecticut, USA. Made by: General Electric. MFG Date: 1920’s. Volts: 110 volt, 60 cycles. Color: General Electric Dark Green, hardware and blades- brass. This started off as a rust free fan. It was fully disassembled, cleaned and all paint completely stripped to bare metal. The surface was primed multiple times and all imperfections hand sanded smooth. It was then painted with five coats of factory matched dark green enamel. Once applied and oven cured, the paint was hand rubbed to create a brilliant factory like finish. All of the original brass hardware including the blades have been cleaned and machine polished to a brilliant shine. No stripped screws on this fan! All the hardware on this fan is original. The GE badge was repainted and the brass letters hand polished to like new condition. The motor coils where in near perfect condition and only needed to be cleaned. A new 6 foot antique style black cotton covered cord and acorn plug were installed that resemble the originals. All connections were soldered, sealed with heat shrink and rubber coated. The oil canisters were fully cleaned, polished and new oil and wicks installed. The bearings were removed, fully cleaned and polished. They are tight and smooth. New rubber grommets were installed on the base and body to protect the wires. A vintage style inline on/off switch was installed to easily power the fan on and off. New rubber feet were installed on the base to protect the surface from scratches. These are just like the originals. Once everything was fully assembled, the fan was oiled and tested for 4 hours to make sure everything was working properly. The motor runs quite, strong, and smooth. This is a powerful fan! This fan operates just like it should. The final result is a stunning one of a kind functioning antique that will bring many years of enjoyment. This fan is the perfect size to display in your home, on a desk or on a shelf and can be used every day. Everything on this fan works as originally intended. No corners were cut during the refurbishment process. It was restored to match the original factory specifications and is a fine example of a professional restoration. This fan has lasted almost 100 years and now it is ready for many more. It is important that you are satisfied and I do my very best to describe my products as accurately as possible. I personally refurbished this fan as well as many others. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me. The fan will be professionally packed and properly protected to insure safe arrival. Flat rate applies to US customers only. Additional rates apply to overseas buyers. The item “General Electric GE 9 Antique Vintage Electric Brass Blade Whiz Fan Restored” is in sale since Saturday, June 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “bruce32967″ and is located in Round Rock, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: General Electric
- Featured Refinements: Brass Blade Fan
- Country of Manufacture: United States