The fan has been finished in a hammered turquoise paint that accents well with the smoothly polished brushed aluminum.
The big appeal for this fan is the large cone in the center.
The cage has a small repair to one of the spot welds that is hard to sell in this photograph.
The photograph makes the fan look shorter than it really is.
The original switch was replaced with a new one that operates smoothly.
Each bare metal piece polished nicely and showed no signs of corrosion.
The oscillator has been fine tuned to operate flawlessly and can be turned off.
The electric cord is probably original to the fan and has no cracks in the insulation. The cord has been coated with a conditioner to keep it pliable. The are two grommets inserted into each other that attach to the motor housing. This will keep the cord from getting stress internally. The cord is 7'5".
The hole seen near the bottom of the cast iron base is for hanging the fan on a wall.
The base has new hard rubber feet.Made from plumbing washers the holes were filled with synthetic rubber.
Original plug has polished brass blades.
Many of these fans are missing their front badges. This one is in very good condition. The lettering is raised.
Oscillator and motor housing after cleaning and polishing. The bearings and wicks are in excellent condition. The oscillator gears are in very good shape. One of the gears has a small nick in it. Doesn't seem to harm operation in any way.
The rotor is unusual as it appears to be adjustable for varied motor configurations. The holes in the rotor are curved to help cool the stator during operation.
The rotor also has spring loaded washers which makes the fan blade a little bouncy when met with some resistance during operation.
The stator has been reinsulated along with the motor leads.
Back side of the stator.
The inside of the motor cone has been repainted and is in excellent shape.
The front of the motor.
Rear of the motor with oscillator attached. The brass screw is not part of the fan, but was temporarily used to measure new washer spacing for the rotor. The screw hole is used to secure the back of the motor housing.
Original eBay purchase.
A fair amount of rust seen before this fan was restored. The paint color is believed to be original.
Do not believe either switch seen here is original to the fan.
Original condition base bottom.
Original condition base top.
Original condition motor and housing. The switch was a temporary replacement.
The motor windings were originally wrapped in paper insulation. More than 50 years later it started to flake off and as a result became an electrical hazard.
None of the motor windings showed any sign that they ever suffered from abuse.
A little difficult dealing with the headwires since the insulation was detereorating inside the motor windings. This problem has been rectified since.
The Dominion fan in this 1954 advertisement is a later model with similar cage than the one listed in this gallery.
The Dominion fan in this 1950 advertisement is an earlier model with similar base than the one listed in this gallery.
Dominion 10 Inch Single Speed Oscillating Electric Fan, Style 2010, Circa 1952
A collection of images from a restored vintage electric fan. Manufactured during the Atomic Age, it has aspects of Streamline Moderne that emerges into the "Jet Age".
Features an 1800 r.p.m. 4 pole motor, on/off oscillation control, heavy cast iron base, nickel plated steel cage, and an aluminum blade. Pushes a nominal amount of air and places the effectiveness in the 4-10 feet range. Suitable for table top usage.
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Valued in the range of $160 - $210.