ANTIQUE GILBERT DOUBLE RING GUARD 10 OSCILLATING FAN – CATALOG #A-33 – 1934 through 1936 SEASONS. Few people even realize that a. Gilbert, famed makers of “american flyer” toy trains & “the erector set” also produced electric fans, in fact, their main business was fractional horsepower electric motors. They produced electric fans under the names gilbert, icy, busy b, trailblazer, dexter, perfex, arctic, polar cub, par, & kesso to name most, with production starting before 1915. From the 30’s through the 50’s they were the largest employer in new haven, conneticut producing fans under the polar cub name until going out of business in 1967 (6 years after the death of founder, alfred carlton gilbert – a yale educated dentist). In an era before air conditioning existed & during the depression, electric fans were of great importance & a very expensive luxury. This american steel fan was produced with a steel base, steel motor housings, heavy gauge steel wire blade guard, steel blades, & has a knob to turn that tilts the head front or back by worm gear (talk about american engineering). The “cloverleaf” style blades were designed to overlap to cut down on noise & move a greater volume of air, it worked very effectively. This model was made for 3 seasons & is now becoming impossible to find. I have restored MANY fans & my experience with pre-war gilbert fans has proven to me that they are as “die hard” as any fan made during that era. Whoever gets this fan can count on it outlasting them with a few drops of oil now & then. This fan has been completely disassembled. The base stand, motor housings, blade guard, & blades have all been blasted & POWDER COATED, not painted (a process baked on at 500 degrees that is harder & 10 times more durable than paint) in gloss black (the blades in mirror silver). The motor was disassembled & thoroughly cleaned. For safest everyday use, the original two strand lamp style cord was replaced with a new one gauge heavier UL listed round cord fitted with a new “retro” style UL listed plug & UL approved head wires with thermo insulation under the cloth were installed. All electrical components were tested with an ohms meter & inspected to assure safety & proper operation. The oscillating gear box was removed, opened, thoroughly cleaned of old grease & gunk, then the gears were inspected for any sign of wear & packed in new, fresh, high performance grease for another 85 plus years of use. All rubber grommets were replaced with new ones & all remaining components were thoroughly cleaned, polished, & clear coated as necessary (each original screw, nut & washer gets polished & the threads cleaned). The fan was then reassembled, properly lubricated & test run & oscillated for a minimum of two hours to check for perfect operation. This fan is a preserved piece of machine age american history that will most likely outlive the user. I don’t understand the point. Are these people asked to leave stores because they’ve been standing there staring at an item for days? IF YOU FEEL COMPELLED TO LOOK AT IT PLEASE, PRINT OUT A COPY OF THE PICTURE, HANG IT ON YOUR WALL, & THEN MOVE ON BECAUSE THIS PRICE IS A BARGAIN FOR A PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED ANTIQUE FAN & THE POST OFFICE WON’T HAVE A RATE DECREASE. 2017, & ANOTHER EFFECTIVE JAN. 21, 2018 & ANOTHER 5.9% AVERAGE INCREASE ON PARCELS EFFECTIVE JAN. 27, 2019, & ANOTHER ON PARCEL OVER 12 CUBIC INCHES IN JUNE, 2019. The item “ANTIQUE/VINTAGE/DECO 30’s 10 OSCILLATING ELECTRIC FAN-PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED” is in sale since Saturday, February 29, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “7191beth” and is located in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Gilbert