This is an antique Westinghouse 3-speed electric fan, style #162628B. It’s blade is 12 in diameter. It is not an oscillating model. It has a’16’ stamped on the blade hub which may indicate the year of production as 1916. It weighs 14.6 pounds. It’s overall height is about 15″, overall width about 13″, and overall front-to-back about 9. It runs well on high but struggles on low, so I don’t run on low. There is a small piece of metal chipped off of the back of the motor assembly (see photo). When switched to the first and lowest speed the blade turns but struggles. But on high it runs smoothly and with obvious power. The original cord entering the housing has it’s sheathing frayed. The main cord is not original. The paint is most likely not original but was a good job. The base felt is completely gone. The blade has a few small nicks in the ends as well as a couple of slight dings. One of the nuts holding the small black blade-guard brackets is not original. May be of use to you. I connected a Kill A Watt EZ meter. Low speed; 1.00 amp. The blade and guard are non-magnetic, so most likely are solid brass. The cage will swivel left and right if moved by hand. The blade shaft doesn’t have any side play and appears tight. When running at high speed it appears precise with no vibration or wobble. I have never opened the motor housing or serviced this fan. Not of much use to anyone. Why is the brass so shiny? I acquired this in 1990. I replaced the non-original lamp cord with a 14′ power tool cord. I polished the brass and clear coated it. I used the fan and all speeds worked well, I displayed it, then I stored it. Last week I pulled it down from a closet shelf and decided to sell it. The clear coat had turned a dingy amber and looked filthy. I put a dab of Flitz metal polish on the back of a blade and it immediately turned to bright brass. So I kept going, but the rest wasn’t that easy. I did not clear coat it this time so the brass will slowly tarnish over time. I did not touch the Westinghouse badge so it still has the old clear coat on. As I said, I don’t recall painting the black in 1990. I bought a heavy duty large box and it will be packaged carefully. The item “ANTIQUE WESTINGHOUSE FAN #162628B, 12, 3-SPEED, CIRCA 1916″ is in sale since Saturday, August 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “mike1239″ and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: Westinghouse
- Featured Refinements: Antique Fan