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Roth & Eck 1894 fan motor. A single season run bipolar desk fan motor from Roth & Eck of Chicago,ILL. Notice  the unique radial commutator brush arrangement.

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March of 1895 was a turning point for Charles August Eck as his share in the Roth & Eck Chicago based fan/dynamo/motor business was bought out by senior Roth's son Charles. Eck was instrumental in the design of the 95 Roth & Eck bipolar desk fan motor prior to his departure from the Roth business and the Chicago area.


The 95 Roth & Eck fan motor design despite Eck's absence will once again be marketed for the 96 fan motor season and remaining stock will be offered to the market half price for the early 97 season.

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1896 fan motor season now has Charles Eck manufacturing a bipolar desk fan of his own design in a factory of his own located at 116 Wooster St. New York.  It is mentioned in electrical trade he was very busy meeting orders for this fan motor.

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Just after fan motor season of 1896 Charles Eck moved factory to 157-161 Oraton St. Newark, NJ. for motor/dynamo season.  By January of 1897 Eck had hired the NY agency of Goldmark & Wallace to  handle the marketing aspect of his business.  Goldmark & Wallace introduced Eck's fan motors desk & bracket to the open market under the trade name of "Hurricane".

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For 1898 fan motor season Eck brought forth yet another approach with a newly designed fan motor of the consequent pole type.  This fan motor like the 1894 Roth & Eck had but a one season run. To the best of my knowledge none have been known to surface. The fans motor tag would sport the "Hurricane" trade name with mention of the Goldmark & Wallace agency.

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For the 1899-00 fan motor seasons Eck once again steps ahead of the DC fan motor pack with a new patented one piece sphere field cast iron motor housing with end caps.  Keep in mind the popular Lundell fan motor is not a one piece, but two piece cast iron housing that splits at the center with one winding overlapping both halves of the housing. G&W once again bring this new motor concept to the market as the "Hurricane" fan motor. This fan motor will be offered as a desk, bracket, and ventilator in the 99-00 fan motor seasons.  

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Eck once again moves forward designing a desk fan with a pivotal fan motor with lever to lock the fan motor into its chosen position. The 1901-02 fan motor seasons offer this new desk fan design along with bracket option. Effective 1901 Eck moved his factory from Oraton St. Newark, NJ. to his new location for long term in Belleville, NJ.  The Eck fans are still marketed through the G&W agency under the Hurricane name.

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1903 Eck rocks the fan world by not only placing desk & bracket all into one fan, the fan has OPTIONAL ability to distribute breeze in stationary or oscillating mode. Eck must of felt on top of his game as he had designed a fan motor that could do it all.

Did Eck feel so confident of himself, the fan motor business, that he DISMISSED the need for his long term agency Goldmark & Wallace.  Effective 1903 the "Hurricane' trademark name was changed to "Eck Fan Motor" on the tag.  1903 & 1904 Eck UNIVERSAL oscillating fan motors will NOT sport the "Hurricane"  trademark name. 

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The patented 1903 introduction Eck fan motor regained the "Hurricane" trademark name effective 1905.  Effective January of 1905 Eck once again retained the agency of Goldmark & Wallace and the "Hurricane" fan motor name.  SO..........all early Eck 1903 oscillator patent fan motors with base tag sporting the G&W "Hurricane" names date........1905-07. 

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In 1907 Eck returned to Sweden.  The Eck dynamo works was now under NEW management effective ...1907.  IN 1908 THE OSCILLATING ECK FAN MOTOR OSCILLATING MECHANISM WAS CHANGED TO A NEW DESIGN.  It was mentioned in 07 electrical trade consideration for an Eck alternating current fan motor.  THIS DID NOT HAPPEN, ECK FAN MOTORS REMAINED DIRECT CURRENT ONLY AT THIS TIME AND PRIOR.

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Somewhere between the years of 1909 and 1910 Eck fan motors went through some transition. The transition involved a new patented guard with badge.  The cast guard supports were dropped and in their place were formed steel guard supports. The 3 tab base was changed to an even more stable 4 tab base.

The image here is 1909 electrical trade. 

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Somewhere between the years of 1909 and 1910 Eck fan motors went through some transition. The transition involved a new patented guard with badge.  The cast guard supports were dropped and in their place were formed steel guard supports. The 3 tab base was changed to an even more stable 4 tab base.


The images here with the exception of the patent images date 1910.














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From 1910 - 1913 there were very little, if any changes done to the Eck Hurricane DC fan motor.


IN 1913 ECK DYNAMO FOR WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE FIRST TIME INTRODUCED AN OSCILLATING "ALTERNATING CURRENT" FAN MOTOR.  THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST YEAR TO PRODUCE THE BULBOUS BASE NEEDED TO CONTAIN THE SPEED TRANSFORMER FOR THE AC INDUCTION MOTOR.

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It has been mentioned in electrical trade the new Eck 1908 oscillator design proved to be a good one and once again little to no changes beyond 1909-10 have occurred to the Eck Hurricane fan motors up until 1917.


In 1917 the patented Eck - - -ming blade was introduced claiming to reduce the HUM caused by the blade at higher RPM.  THE MING BLADE PICTURED WAS USED FROM......1917-1918.  ELECTRICAL TRADE DOES NOT CLEARLY VALIDATE IF THIS MING STYLE BLADE WAS USED ON BOTH THE 12" & 16" MODELS IN 1917 & 1918.  




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It is clearly stated in 1919 the MING blade was changed to a SYMMETRICAL design and being used EXCLUSIVELY on the 16" direct current model only.


THIS WOULD BE A HEADS UP THE ECK FAN MOTOR IN THE PICTURE DATES 1919+

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1920 electrical trade clearly states the new SYMMETRICALLY designed Eck MING blade is now being used on the ALTERNATING & DIRECT CURRENT 16" models.


THIS WOULD BE A HEADS UP THE ECK FAN MOTOR IN THIS IMAGE DATES 1920+

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I mean no disrespect, but what is...is what is.  The dating of the Eck fan motors in the AFCA gallery is a disaster that can be easily changed.  I hope these facts help. 


Jeff Whitfield/Carlton Ward,  please with confidence feel free to use this and the other recent Eck posts for a future Fan Collector Mag if you wish. 


I wish to express much gratitude to the many kind individuals here that have helped me through many projects.  




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Great job Russ. You are the man on this timeline. I still consider Eck to be my favorite fan manufacturer. :)

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Rick Padron wrote:
I still consider Eck to be my favorite fan manufacturer. :)
Eck worked well under pressure.  :D  Harry Shedd financed Thomas Romer Weyant(Shedd vane designer) in 1901 to manufacture his first attempt at a wind operated vane oscillator. The bummer was no fan motor to stick in it. So fan motors were purchased off the open market and bolted into Weyant's gizmo and the marketed. 

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In 1902 Harry Shedd went the distance and dug a little deeper in his wallet and had Weyant design and patent not only a better vane mechanism, but a fan motor to bolt it on too.  So Harry Shedd effective 1902 has a successful marketable oscillating DESK fan motor.





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In 1902 Eck filed the wind driven lollipop oscillator DESK fan motor patent he later dumped($$$)on Robbins & Myers who later placed it on the market in 04.

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In 1903 Eck got Shedd and other fan motor manufacturers undies in a bunch with a patented ......OPTIONAL oscillating DESK & BRACKET....fan motor.  :clap: :D

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Max Rolle specialized as a machinist late 19th early 20th getting bipolars to oscillate. But Eck still left Max in the dust with the ability to wall mount his 03 Eck Universal.

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The best brilliant Bernie Stowe from Jandus could do in 03 is spin two fans in a circle on the ceiling.  

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Eck dynamo got most of the bugs out of the Eck oscillator for their premium DC only fan motor by 1910.  By 1913 Eck Dynamo could compete with most fan manufacturers adding an AC induction fan motor and in 15 was offering the 8" Dayton residence fan motor to compliment their 12" & 16" models.

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Russ Huber wrote:
1903 Eck rocks the fan world by not only placing desk & bracket all into one fan, the fan has OPTIONAL ability to distribute breeze in stationary or oscillating mode. Eck must of felt on top of his game as he had designed a fan motor that could do it all.

Did Eck feel so confident of himself, the fan motor business, that he DISMISSED the need for his long term agency Goldmark & Wallace.  Effective 1903 the "Hurricane' trademark name was changed to "Eck Fan Motor" on the tag.  1903 & 1904 Eck UNIVERSAL oscillating fan motors will NOT sport the "Hurricane"  trademark name. 

It appears ONLY the 1903 introduction Eck "Universal" oscillator did not sport the "Hurricane" trademark name.

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Very interesting!

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Kinda wish I hadn't seen this.....
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William Dunlap wrote:


Kinda wish I hadn't seen this.....
Cheers,
Bill

Here it is in the flesh thanks to Steve Rockwell.  You can reproduce it. 


The fan motor is the 02 model designed by Thomas Weyant for Shedd.  Notice it has a head cord and is not capable of 360 degree rotation.

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Weyant's 1903 design for Shedd drops the head cord and used slip rings with base mounted brushes to transfer the juice from the base into the fan motor

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Eck's pop patent FILED in 03 has a...…...head wire.

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Robbins & Myer introduce their pop oscillator with patented filed 03 Eck pop mechanism and Weyant's 03 brushed slip rings in the base fan motor.





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