Emerson 12646 – one of the nicest examples of an Emerson oscillating desk fan that you will ever see. Louis around 1910, this fan is constructed of cast iron and brass and made to last basically forever. The motor uses Emersons single-bearing design. The rotor spins on a long bearing instead of two smaller bearings for the ultimate in reliability and quiet operation. An oil reservoir feeds oil to the bearing and when the fan runs, a spiral groove in the rotor circulates the oil through the bearing. Being an early AC motor, is uses a centrifugal start switch to energize start windings during startup to create a rotating magnetic field to spin the motor in the correct direction. During start and stop, you can hear the scratchy sound of the switch – part of the allure of these early fans designed during a very inventive age of technological advancement. Unlike many fans of this age that have been repainted and polished, this fan retains its original finish on the brass blade and cage and has original, shiny paint. The first Emerson oscillating mechanism uses a series of gears and levers to sweep the fan back and forth. A wheel on top has five places to attach the lever arm, allowing you to set how far right/left the fan oscillates. Connecting the arm to the center hole turns off the oscillation. Starts and runs well. Very little paint loss. The blades are straight and true, but have little bends at the top. The speed switch works well and has the round fiber cover. The wires from the motor to the base and from the base to the wall have been replaced. Electrically and mechanically, everything is it top condition and is safe to run. This grade fan is something that all fan collectors would be very proud to own. It will certainly increase in value every year. Or, I can hand deliver to east coast AFCA fan meets. Here is a video. The item “Antique Emerson 12646 Oscillating Desk Fan” is in sale since Saturday, December 8, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “chestertownelectric” and is located in Chestertown, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.
- Brand: Emerson
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States