Circa 1888 Edison X Motor Fan

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Circa 1888 Edison X Motor Fan. The Information We Were Able To Gather Came From A Very Knowledgeable Motor/Fan Collector, Their Summary Below:


"It Seems Edison Tested A Few Of These Motors To See If They Should Be Used As A Fan. Normally This Motor Is Found In His Class M Phonograph. This Fan Motor Is Different From The Phonograph Motor As It Has Other Bearings - Please Note The Ultra Simple "Ball Bearing". This Motor Is Normally Mounted "Lying" In The Wood Case Of The Phonograph And Has No Stand. However When You Look At It, It Is Clear It Was A Fan Edison Wouldn't Put A Motor On A Wooden Base To Drive Other Utilities. For Utility Purposes He Would Have Had Better Less Expensive Options. Our Feeling Is After Testing Edison Decided No To Market It As A Fan. This Model Would Have Been So Much More Expensive Than The Smaller And Cheaper Tripod. This Motor Plus Bearings Had High Production Cost. When We Watched A Video Of This Fan In Operation, We Believe Edison Would Have Had A Great Market For These. We Have Shown Many Long Time Collectors And Friends Photos Of This Fan. No One Had Seen Any Photo Documentation."


Our Evaluation That The Condition Is Excellent For Its Age. The Commutator Appears To Have Been Expertly Restored. The Wood Base Has Been Refinished And Lever Switch Polished. Blade Set (Old or New?) Has A Great Patina. It Is A Treat To Watch Run And Know The History Behind It. Amazing Fan!! Only 2 Known.









SKU: CA-181
Global Trade Item Number: CA-181 23000.00


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