"BUILT TO LAST" was the Emerson logo, and last they did.  This Emerson model 29646 was manufactured between 1922 and 1925 and is still running strong today - over 80 years later.




They truly don't build them like this anymore.  The American made Emerson electric fan is probably the best built electric fan ever. 




The four brass "Parker" blades have been buffed and clear coated.  They have also been balanced to provide very smooth operation.  The mounted blades are 12" in diameter and really move the air.




The motor cord and the line cord are charcoal grey, cloth covered, twisted wire made especially for antique restorations.  The plug is a vintage plug that was on this fan before restoration.




The base and motor housing are constructed of rugged cast iron.  The oscillator gear housing is cast iron also.  A sliding switch at the base provides a choice of  "off and three different speeds".


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




Here we have a view of the oscillator gear housing, oscillator control and motor positioning controls.  Oscillation can be adjusted from 0 degrees to 90 degrees.


Oscillator gear housing has been packed with gear lube and is ready for another lifetime of operation.




Carrying handle is quite handy for moving this very stout electric fan.  Single point motor lubrication cap can be seen in the center.  Brass Emerson motor badge provides the specs for this model.




The new dark green felt cover fits snuggly over the base cover plate and contrasts beautifully with the deep black base.




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 electric fans for many years, and I stand behind my work 100%.   Also, I am a proud member of the "Antique Fan Collectors Association",  and I owe much of my expertise to many of the fine people in that organization.


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