ANTIQUE MADE-RITE 10 OSCILLATING DESK FAN – (CIRCA 1932 to 1934). Not much information can be found about weinig / made-rite company, although it is known that they started in 1919 & were headquartered in sandusky, ohio. A couple newspaper articles in the star-journal newspaper in december of 1934 state that they had outgrown their facility and were leaving sandusky & moving to a larger plant in another area of ohio, with the intention of going from about 160 employees to about 250 employees. Patents can be found throughout the early 30’s for various electric appliances including a waffle iron & an electric toaster. You can tell this one was made by made-rite before the 1935 aquisition because of the exposed oscillating mechanism on the back of the motor. Any oscillators made under dominion had an enclosed mechanism inside a cone mounted on the back of the motor housing. I have restored MANY fans & this model is getting particularly hard to find. It took me 2 years to find this model since the last one like this i restored. These fans are the most art deco style fans i have seen. So art deco in fact, that you could call them the walter p. Chrysler building of fans. This fan has been completely disassembled. The stand, motor housings, bottom cover plate, pivot neck, & blade guard 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 mirror silver as original). The motor was disassembled & thoroughly cleaned. For safest everyday use, the original cloth wrapped cord was replaced with a new UL listed cloth wrapped cord with thermo insulation under the cloth & fitted with a new “retro” style UL listed plug, the original cloth wrapped head wires were replaced with new duplicate cloth wrapped head wires with thermo insulation UNDER the cloth, & the switch was replaced with a new UL approved switch with thermo insulated lead wires. All electrical components were tested with an ohms meter & inspected to assure safety & proper operation. 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 85 plus years of use. All rubber grommets were replaced with new ones & new rubber pads (feet) were installed on the bottom cover plate. All remaining components were thoroughly cleaned, polished, & clear coated as necessary (each original screw & nut & washer gets 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 will most likely outlive the user. I don’t understand the point. Are these people asked to leave stores because they’ve 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 10 OSCILLATING FAN-PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED” is in sale since Thursday, May 9, 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: Made-Rite