1917 8" Menominee Oscillator Desk Fan Brass Blade and Guard. 8" Brass Blade and Guard Menominee Oscillators have become very desirable fans for their built like a tank appearance and small size. This example is the last model to sport brass windmill blades and brass guard. I believe the paint on the fan is original and shows some signs of wear from age. The brass has been polished but I don't believe lacquered. The fan will need a new head wire and power cord. Video of fan running is under Product Videos.