Posted 2 years ago
From what I can gather so far, this is a pretty rare fan, even in it's current (very rough) condition. It is a Century, Model 51, Frame S2-9, serial number 91560 desk fan made by Century Electric Co. in 1914. The motor is free and I believe it works, but the cord was replaced somewhere along the way and has since been severed. So, I'm going to track down a correct cord and go through the motor before I try to put any power to it. It's also missing the back cover for the motor, which could be pretty difficult to find. Century only produced fans between 1908 and 1923, and they never were extremely popular, so finding NOS or correct repro parts is going to be tough.
PS.. If y'all know anyone with the parts for this fan laying around, please let me know!! LOL