Monday, December 12, 2011

The Emerson 1010

I purchased this fan about a month ago from a fellow fan collector in Vancouver WA. The Emerson 1010 was made between 1902-1904 and was their second trunnion mount fan. It utilized the earlier style ribbed base before the bottom lip became ribbed, and has a sort of candlestick stem going up to the trunnion before Emerson used a wall mount adaptable ball in the base. The motor uses a centrifugal start switch and the fan has two speeds. This was the last series of fans along with the 910 stick mount to utilize a nickle plated brass motor tag. I paid $400 for it and if I had to rate it this would be the nicest original fan I own. It starts up and runs great on two speeds, with a distinct difference. It retains almost all of the original paint which is in quite nice shape. The cage and blade retain almost all of their original lacquer which is in great shape. It even has what's left of the original rubber feet and it retains it's wiring grommets. Even the head wire is original, although not in the best shape but still functional. And unlike most of these retains almost all of the gold lettering on the motor and the nickle plating on the tag.

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