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Century Model 250 Electric Fan Circa 1915-1920

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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    A Century fan about a century old. This is the Model 250 made from 1915 into the 1920s. The fan blades are 9" from blade tip to blade tip. A bit on the small side for a motor that large. Fan motors tended to be on the large size for early fans. This is a one speed fan with an on off lever. Many one speed one would plug in or unplug to turn on or off. The fan oscillates and is in good working condition. The blades are brass along with a few other pieces such as the oil port covers. The oil are just in front of and behind the motor.
    Century Fans were bought by Hunter Fans during the depression. Many companies came and went during that time.
    The cord has been replaced with a modern lamp cord. Unfortunate as fan motor housing is brittle. They were made from pig iron. There is a bit of a sloppy repair job from damaging the motor housing which I will clean up. As the cord replacement was recent I am hoping everything is loose enough so I can install a proper style cord.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      vetraio50
      kaputs11
      mikelv85
      blunderbuss2
    2. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      live_eclectically
      Belltown
      valentino97
      racer4four
      Trey
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      PS now with a new improved description!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you Roycroftbooksfromme1.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you Dean3danny.
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      These old fans are so NEAT!
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Efesgirl.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much kaputs11. Yes the brass blades are the best but I need one with a brass cage, and another with a pan motor and a few others.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you Signaholic.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      TubesValves
      charmsomeone
    12. Nicefice, 4 years ago
      Good luck (and have fun) on your repairs fortapache! That's a great fan!!
    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Nicefice. Just needs a new old cord so it will look right.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you Ecintricchic.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you BinaryReflex.

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