ANTIQUE, VINTAGE 1915 GE COIN OPERATED BRASS BLADE FAN MUST SEE. Coin operated devices become popular in the late ninetieth century and this application was soon adapted to fans. Both General Electric and Westinghouse made coin operated fans for consumer use. The fan would give the user an hour of cool air for every nickel deposited. The more nickels deposited, the longer the fan would operate. Coin operated fans were ideal for hotels in warmer climates however the paying for air in a room you paid to use fell out of favor which made these relics quite rare. This model has a small handle attached for easy relocation and has an alternating current motor. The body is made of cast iron and is very heavy. There is a slot located at the shoulder of the base behind the motor where the coin could be deposited. A large fluted knob on the back of the base has instructions on how to operate the fan. The coin catch is located at the base of the fan. The motor is a 1914 collar oscillator design, but this fan does not oscillate. The black cage guard is made of steel an provides a dramatic contrast against the solid brass blades. Brass screws and accents stand out beautify when polished. Fan guard and blade will be. I will be listing other items so any help is appreciated. The item “ANTIQUE, VINTAGE 1915 GE COIN OPERATED BRASS BLADE FAN MUST SEE. RARE” is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “belmares713″ and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: GE
- Featured Refinements: Brass Blade Fan