It was originally named Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company . In 1885 Westinghouse becomes aware of the new European transformer based alternating current systems when he reads about them in the UK technical journal Engineering. Later in 1885 William Stanley, Jr., working for Westinghouse, develops the first practical AC transformer. In 1886 the Westinghouse Electric Company was founded on January 8, 1886, by George Westinghouse, and was renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1945.
This is the rarer, 6 blade, alternating variable speed brass desk fan. Original, vintage 1910’s early electric Westinghouse Brass 6 Blade Fan. Unrestored but in original working condition, switch works, fan has variable speed. No cracks or damage just exterior wear as can be seen. Fan has a heavy cast iron body & base. The serial number is 1043594 and the other number is 162643C and last patent applied for 11th August 1914.
This is an American fan so needs to be rewired and run on a 110 V transformer.
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Product Code: 5473
Styling: collector desirable, gentleman’s study or library, Victorian / Edwardian prop for film, TV or theatre.