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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 04:43 am
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Russ Huber
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Here are some patents that unfortunately didn't make it...I think. Herbert Finch was the Emerson Pres. from 22-33 and was dedicated, methodical, and was not one of Emerson's shining star presidents. I would see Herby as more of left brain thinker. Herb would of been great at things like solid state of the art oscillating mechanisms. But a nice set of curves on a fan would not of been Herb's bag so to speak. Westinghouse had a fan patent I wish would of came true(below). These patents were forerunners of the Swan.

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=IE1rAAAAEBAJ&dq=D90588

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=3JBDAAAAEBAJ&dq=1861608

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=VfRKAAAAEBAJ&dq=2105315

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 04:50 am
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The first and second ones are my favorite. Nice finds! I would have love to seen a real one.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 05:00 am
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Rob Duffy wrote:
The first and second ones are my favorite. Nice finds! I would have love to seen a real one.

Joe Neuman took over as CEO at Emerson in 33. If you go to Google patents put in these words..."Victor Weber fan". :cool:

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 05:03 am
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Here is one from Singer I have never seen of late 30s. :up:

http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=gEUCAAAAEBAJ&dq=D108032

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 Posted: Tue Nov 10th, 2009 04:03 pm
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There is a British fan (H.G. Hawkins, I think) styled just like #2 and #3 looks like a preliminary sketch of an Emerson Seagull. :D

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 Posted: Wed Nov 11th, 2009 03:39 am
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The third patent on the first list is basically the silver swan.  Most definitely silver swan blade, the spring in the base, and the oscillating mechanism.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 11th, 2009 03:48 am
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Yes and no. Do you see the Seagull blade in the fan to the left of it? :cool:

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 Posted: Wed Nov 11th, 2009 04:20 am
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Sorry, I should have specified that I was looking at Sheet 2 of the patent as Sheet 1 shows a completely different fan with the seagull blade.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 11th, 2009 05:20 am
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I'm with you on this Nick. What I meant to say is the Swan design with Herbert Finch's name has similarities and....no. Refer to your Emerson book on page 78. The way it appears there, Finch was out and Joe Newman was in the big chair in 33. The first Swan came out in catalog late 33 for 34. Between Newman, his St. Louis based interior designer Jane Evans, her colleague, and Emerson engineers the Swan became reality.

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