C1900 Patent Adams-Bagnall Wall Desk Ceiling Rare Antique Electric Motor FAN.. ! Alternating Electric Current Adams-Bagnall Fan. Manufactured in Cleveland Ohio. Patent dates from 1892 to 1901. Cast iron base , housing , tin steel blades connected with rivets to central copper-brass finial. Side angle adjusters on the housing sides. Weighs almost 24 lbs The central blade shaft turns easily by hand. Blades can be adjusted down to the side. I detached the original cord, and hooked up my own to the bottom base connections. The electric motor hums, and the blades begin to turn slightly. The fan needs a good cleaning too. Both inside and out. I unscrewed two side cylinders, top and bottom, to revel the interior parts. I have not attempted more to it, than described here. You will receive it as found & described. Additional added info: Question. I s the fan blade size 12 inches? Are you sure the fan blades are not brass. Can you turn the motor where the blades are perpendicular to the floor and take a picture of the back of the motor showing the rear bearing cover? Not clear way fan is positioned. Answer:- The fan blades are not 12 inches. Definitely not made of brass, as they are magnetic, and show surface rustiness. What they attach to is perhaps nickle coated, or brass, or both. The blades are riveted to these small arms. I attempted to turn the motor where the blades are perpendicular to the floor. However, there is a clothed wire that comes out of the base upwards to the motor that would have to be elongated to tip the top downward one direction. To tip perpendicular the other direction you would have to unscrew the small cylinder on the back to accomplish this, as it slightly hits. I’m not sure what the cylinder houses, or what damage I might cause if I did this , so I’m not willing to try that. If either of those two things were done, it would easily swivel perpendicular , as you’ve requested. I had both side tensioners loosened, and swiveled partly, until I discovered that. It is likely that it once was either bolted to a wall, or ceiling in it’s current position. I took some additional pics for you of the back. A NICE ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION……. United States Postal Service only! …………. Now Available for International Users. The item “C1900 Patent Adams-Bagnall Wall Desk Ceiling Rare Antique Electric Motor FAN. ” is in sale since Tuesday, April 12, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “frozen-planet” and is located in Frankfort, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Canada.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States