Antique and Vintage Fans

As electricity spread across North America in the 1880s, a time before air conditioning, consumers delighted at the potential to improve air flow as much as the ability to light up the night. Manmade breezes would be delivered via electric motors that spun pie-slice-shaped brass blades, stirring and circulating the air within what had been stagnant rooms. Some of the first fans were made by companies run by Charles Crocker, who owned...Continue Reading