This is the Emerson model 21646 electric fan, manufactured between 1912 and 1914, and still running strong today - over 90 years later.  "BUILT TO LAST" was the Emerson logo, and last they did. 

This Emerson electric fan has been restored to full operating condition and is ready to plug in and enjoy for another lifetime.  Now is your chance to own a piece of Machine Age Americana, right out of the Industrial Revolution.  This is a working antique.

The Emerson model 21646 is the forerunner to the later 24646, 27646, 29646, etc.  Although this basic design was used for many years to come, there were also many features that were changed and never used again.  That is why this fan is unique with its combination of brass cage, solid cage badge, double hex acorn nuts, deco style step base, lever type oscillator control, and cast iron blade hub.  These features were phased out with the later models.

This fan features 12 inch Parker (unique to Emerson) brass blades, adjustable oscillator, and 3 speeds.  The four brass blades, brass cage, and brass cage badge have been buffed, polished, and clear coated.  The blades have been strobe light balanced to provide very smooth operation. 

The motor cord and the line cord are black, cloth covered, twisted cords made especially for antique restorations.  The antique bakelite plug is a period plug commonly used on appliances of the time.  It too has been restored and is a beautiful addition to this restoration.

The base, motor housing, and gear housing are constructed of rugged cast iron.  Emerson designers were obviously concerned with the longevity of their products.

Refinishing involved complete disassembly, stripping to bare metal, bead blasting, surface conditioning, and then coating.  The gun applied finish is a top grade automotive two part coating system, chosen for its durability and depth of color. And it is stunning.

You see my fans from every angle and they look brilliant in these images because they are brilliant.

This is a view of the oscillator gear housing, oscillator swing adjustment, and motor positioning control.  Oscillation can adjusted from 0 degrees to 90 degrees of swing.  Oscillator gears have been greased with a special gear lubricant and are ready for another lifetime of service. 

Beautiful brass motor badge provides the specs for this Emerson model 21646.  This badge style is a carryover from earlier Emerson's, and with the advent of a carrying handle, was soon replaced by the smaller badges.  Even later production of this fan had the smaller badges. 

The fan base has four new rubber feet (grommets).  A cover is placed over the wire terminals on the bottom of the speed control. 

This fan will be shipped in 2 separate cartons.  Some assembly will be required.  Assembly instructions and tools are included.  Special motor lube is included also.  Tech support via email or telephone is available and encouraged if there are any questions or doubts.

This Emerson electric fan has been very carefully, meticulously, and painstakingly restored.  The new owner will be proud to show it and will thoroughly enjoy using it.

I have been collecting and restoring vintage electric fans for many years, and I stand behind my work 100%.  Also I am an active member of the Antique Fan Collectors Association. 

Fixed shipping cost of $30.00 is approximately half of the actual freight charges for insured USPS Priority or UPS ground.  I pay the balance.  Packaging is done with new materials and cartons. 

International bidders are welcome, but be aware that clearing through your home customs can sometimes take weeks..  Email for shipping costs.

Please check my other auctions, as I also restore vintage telephones.