Circa 1912 12" Westinghouse "Tank" Motor Desk Fan Original Condition
Circa 1911 Beautiful all original 12" Westinghouse "Tank" Motor Desk Fan. With its introduction in 1905, this model became a staple design for Westinghouse desk fan designs for a 6-7 year period until changing from cast iron to a drawn steel material. Early fan collectors nicknamed this model "Tank" due to its massive heavy cast iron body and very low stance resembling an indestructible "Tank". Westinghouse applied a thick and rich black japanned finish (resembling porcelain) as the standard. Preserved over the past 110 years, this example is a shining testament to the amazing quality of American design and manufacturing in the early 1900's. We have disassembled and serviced this fan ensuring it flawlessly operates for another 100 plus years. All old oil and hardened grease has been removed and replaced with fresh and clean new lubricant. Cloth covered wiring has been upgraded to period correct modern products for safe operation. Fan preforms as designed on 2 speeds and the angle of air can be directed up and down as well as left and right. Brass components feature an unmolested 110 years of patina perfect for a visual example as to how well this fan has been preserved. A fan which is perfectly proportioned from every angle. The Westinghouse Tank has always been loved by collectors and enthusiasts. An excellent choice for daily use, this fan will last for generations to come.