Here is an opportunity to add a rare and historic Edison bipolar fan to your collection. This example is stunning and works like a champ. The paint is 100% all original and untouched.There are 2 videos below that show the fan working. The faster video is running at the fan's rated voltage of 6 volts DC, and the second video of it running slowly at just 2.5 volts DC.
The blade on the fan is 100% original. There is a small crease in one of the blades that is so hard to notice that it barely can be photographed, but the last picture shows the area with a red circle around it. An experienced metalsmith could easily correct this without damage to the original patina, but it is very hard to see, but I always try to represent items as best I can. The cage on the fan is an expertly made exact replica, which has been professionally patina'd to match. The cage attachment screws are original to the fan.
Most of these are found with both the blade and cage missing, this one the blade is absolutely original. The paint on this example is stunning, few are found in such a nice original state. The battery terminals and thumbscrew switch are perfect and the red fiber insulation disc that the terminals attach to is 100% perfect with no damage. These are often broken and glued back together, and in the case of some examples gone completely and otherwise rigged to work. This will not be the case here, you will not be disappointed!
It is not cheap to so it right (due to the final package size) but it is well worth it! Video will open in a new window. The item "Antique Edison Bipolar Electric Fan Vintage 1890's Rare Original Works See Video" is in sale since Sunday, February 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans".
The seller is "roscoepug" and is located in Owings Mills, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.