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. Man-made breezes could now be delivered via electric motors that spun pie-slice-shaped brass blades, stirring and circulating the air within what had been stagnant rooms. The first electric fan was designed in 1882 by Schuyler Skaats Wheeler, the...Continue Reading
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