Circa 1911 GE "BMY" Big Motor Yoke 12" Brass Desk Fan All Original Wonderful History from the estate/private collection of Sam Morgan

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Historically Important GE BMY 12" Brass Desk Fan.  This Fan Is From The Estate/Collection Of The Late Great Sam Morgan Of Fort Worth Texas.  Sam's Career Began With Central Electric Where He Worked For 25 Years Repairing Electric Motors.  While Working On Electric Motors Early In His Career, He Gained An Interest In Antique Electric Fans. Any Fan Collector Who Met Sam Or Had Any Knowledge Of His Abilities Describes Him As A Genius At Repairing Fans!!  After A Difficult Battle With Cancer, Sam Passed In 2018.  Sam Joined The Team At "Vintage Fans" In Keller Texas In 2010, Where He Restored, Serviced, And Repaired Desk And Ceiling Fans. 

Researching Service Techniques Used On This Fan, It Appears Sam Last Worked On This Fan In The Early 90's.  At The Time I Acquired This Fan, I Noticed A Rather "Early" Method Used To Balance Blades By Weighting The Lighter Side Wings With Lead.  This Method Appears More Common With Ceiling Fans And Quite Possibly A Carryover From His Extensive Work On Antique Ceiling Fans.  The Blade Runs Absolutely Perfect And True!!  While Servicing The Motor, We Removed What Appeared To Be A Rather Unique Head Wire.  Looking Closely At This Head Wire, We Discovered It Was A Black Shoelace Which Had Been Opened Up To Cover 3 Individually Insulated Wires.  The Referenced Head Wire Is Photographed Below And Will Be Included With The Fan.  Reaching Out To Paul Graves At Time Past Fans He Recalled This Technique And Remembered Its Use In The Early 90's.  He Called This Unique Custom Wire The "Monty Young Trick", Monty Gave A Seminar During The 1992 Or 1993 Fan Fair, Part Of That Seminar Included His Cloth Covered Custom Wire.  Collectors And Restores During That Time Had No Availability Of Cloth Covered Wire And Paul Recalled A Trip He Made In The Early 90's Stopping At Every Electrical Related Store Gathering Any Cloth Cord He Could Find.  In The Early Years Of Collecting, There Wasn't A Replacement For The 3 Conductor Head Wire And Paul Recalled Using The Larger Diameter 3 Conductor Wire Used On Mid Century Fixtures For Head Wires.  He Recalled Gathering That Wire And Then Dying Black To Match The Fan And Replicate The Original.

This Is An All Original Finish Survivor Of GE's Offering From 1911 Of Their 12" Trunnion Mounted Desk Fan Featuring 6 Blades.  Finish Is In Stunning Original Condition With No Touchups, We Have Cleaned And Waxed To Reveal Its Original Sheen.  Original Numbering And Lettering Display Nicely Above The Speed Switch.  Brass Components Have Beautiful Original Patina!!  With A Mild Cleaning Of Soap And Water, The Blades Revealed A Very Unique Patina Pattern On Its Tips.  This Unique Pattern Was Not Visible Until Removal Of The Dirt Which Appears To Have Protected The Brighter Original Finish Beneath.  Motor Has Been Serviced For Daily Use And Runs Perfectly On 3 Distinct Speeds With A Wonderful And Pleasing Low Speed.  Power Cord And Head Wire Have Been Upgraded Using Our Period Correct OTR+W Cloth Covered Wire.  Howard Granoff Designed This Wire For Use On Electric Fans And Was Assisted By "Early Fan Collectors" During Its Design.  Sam Quite Possibly Could Have Been Involved In The Design And Development Of Howards Design.

Included In This Listing Is A Group Photo Featuring Sam Morgan.  This Photo Was Taken While The Texas Crew Were Putting The Finishing Touches On Their Best Fan Of The Year Entry During An Early Fan Fair.  From Left To Right: Steve Cunningham, Billy Simms, Sam Morgan, Jerry Henry, And Paul Graves.