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 Posted: Tue Feb 13th, 2018 02:49 am
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When did the first Century desk & bracket oscillating fan motor get placed on the market, and how many speeds did it have?  :wondering:


Please help me out here.... :up:

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S4 Oscillator image advertisement 13.

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Can one of the Century history buffs please tell me when the first oscillator hit the market? Was it a 5 speed?   :wondering:  Was it 12?

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Russ Huber wrote: Can one of the Century history buffs please tell me when the first oscillator hit the market? Was it a 5 speed?   :wondering:  Was it 12?

Hint:  None have surfaced yet to the best of my knowledge.  Anyone?

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1911 introduction season Century desk & bracket oscillator it appears had an off & on switch.  No speed adjustment. The stationary desk & bracket had a 5 speed switch.  There is no image of the Century oscillating desk & bracket fan motor so far in 11 electrical trade to validate it is the side gear S4.   





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1912 the side gear oscillator is shown in electrical trade.

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Southern Electrician - Volume 42 - Page 169
https://books.google.com/books?id=jHw4AQAAMAAJ
1911 - ‎Read - ‎More editions
The oscillating fans are not equipped with a multiple-speed Switch. The Century ceiling fans are of the split-phase induction type. The fan blades have a sweep of fifty-eight inches, and all fans are equipped with a two-speed switch; the slow speed being about 180 revolutions per minute on sixty-cycle circuits.



Electrical Engineering: A Monthly Journal for All Interested in the ...
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The oscillating fans are not equipped with a multiple-speed switch. The Century ceiling fans are of the split-phase induction type. The fan blades have a sweep of fifty-eight inches, and all fans are equipped with a two-speed switch; the slow speed being about 180 revolutions per minute on sixty-cycle circuits.






Electrical Review - Volume 58 - Page 508
https://books.google.com/books?id=O4ofAQAAMAAJ
George Worthington - 1911 - ‎Read - ‎More editions
on the switch base to permit of proper connections being made for the voltage of the circuit on which the fan is to be used. The speed-regulating coil ... The oscillating fans are not equipped with a multiple- speed switch. The Century ceiling fans


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The 1911 and 1912 Century oscillating desk& bracket fan motors are both mentioned capable of a 120 degree sweep.  That is a strong indication the S4 side gear oscillator with a single speed switch was on the market in........11.  There is the possibility electrical trade could of been misinformed, you can't rule that out. 


The 11 Electrical Record makes no mention of the Century desk & bracket oscillator at all.   




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Notice the checked paragraph below regarding the 11 introduction the mention of no 12" Century desk/bracket fan motors until 1914.  Ya...right.  :D



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1911 12" desk & bracket stationary image(2 rivet hub finger).

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1911 12" desk & bracket stationary.

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1911 16" desk & bracket stationary(3 rivet hub finger).

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The report does support a Century oscillating desk & bracket desk fan in 1911. 


THE FIRST ONE TO FIND A CENTURY S4 OSCILLATOR WITH A ON AND OFF POSITION SWITCH HIT THE JACK POT.  :clap:

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