ANTIQUE DOMINION ELECTRIC MFG. 10 OSCILLATING SHIELD GUARD. They moved their operations to the made-rite plant in mansfield, ohio in 1935. They manufactured a full line of electric household appliances which even included sun lamps, a donut maker, soldering irons, heating pads, & of course, electric fans. The closing of the plant occured in the mid 60’s when plastic was introduced into mass production of appliances, the competition over pricing got heated, & many american appliance makers closed down. This model was introduced shortly after occupying the made-rite facilities & is essentially a made-rite fan with a shield shaped blade guard & a dominion emblem. In an era before air conditioning existed electric fans were of great importance & an expensive luxury costing easily as much as a window air conditioner would today. I have restored MANY fans & this is a “holy grail” of antique fan collectors & impossible to find. They were only made for about 2 seasons & are extremely difficult to find because the few that were produced get snapped up by collectors right away. If you want an electric fan that nobody else has, this is definitely it. This fan has been completely disassembled. The blade guard, motor housings, stand, & bottom cover plate have all been blasted & POWDER COATED, not painted (a process baked on at 500 degrees that is harder & 10 times more durable than paint) in gloss black (the blade guard in metallic silver). The motor was disassembled, cleaned, & polished. For safest everyday use, the original two strand heavy gauge rubber coated cord was duplicated with a new one (VERY hard to find RUBBER covered heavy parallel cord) fitted with a new “retro” style UL listed plug. All electrical components were tested with an ohms meter & inspected to assure safety & proper operation. The head wires were replaced with new UL listed thermo insulated wires & the switch was replaced with a new UL listed, nickel plated switch. The oscillating gear box was removed, opened, thoroughly cleaned of old grease & gunk, then the gears were inspected for any sign of wear & packed in new, fresh, high performance grease for another 80 plus years of use. The emblem was hand cleaned & double clear coated to protect the original graphics. The rubber grommets were replaced with new ones. The blades were hand compounded to their original mirror luster & all remaining components were thoroughly cleaned, polished, & clear coated as necessary (every single original screw & nut was polished & the threads cleaned). The fan was then reassembled, properly lubricated & test run & oscillated for a minimum of two hours to check for perfect operation. This fan is a preserved piece of machine age american history that with proper care can easily outlive the user. Because i don’t understand the point. Do they get asked to leave stores because they have been standing there staring at an item for days? IF YOU FEEL COMPELLED TO LOOK AT IT PLEASE, PRINT OUT A COPY OF THE PICTURE, HANG IT ON YOUR WALL, & THEN MOVE ON BECAUSE THIS PRICE IS A BARGAIN FOR A PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED ANTIQUE FAN & THE POST OFFICE WON’T HAVE A RATE DECREASE. 2017, & ANOTHER EFFECTIVE JAN. 21, 2018 & ANOTHER 5.9% AVERAGE INCREASE ON PARCELS EFFECTIVE JAN. The item “ANTIQUE/VINTAGE/DECO 30’s ELECTRIC OSCILLATING FAN-PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED” is in sale since Tuesday, April 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “7191beth” and is located in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. 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, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Barbados, Sri lanka, Macao, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Dominin Electric