1899 12" GE Pancake Fan. Beautiful General Electric Pancake Fan. This fan still retains a beautiful original finish on the motor but I had to study it very hard to determine that the base and yoke has been painted. This is the way I found this fan and don't know the history but whoever painted the base an yoke did a wonderful job. The brass was polished at some point and has started to patina. Fan has a new front bearing and runs excellent on both speeds. One of the terminal knobs on the back is a replacement which is the only issue I can find with this fan. Pancakes before 1900 are getting very difficult to find and this one is a beautiful example!!