The other day we’ve posted an article with ten modern table lamps, and now it’s time to satisfy those of you who have a taste for the old with a list of vintage ceiling fans. The first ceiling fans emerged in the early 1860’s and 1870’s, in the United States. They were powered by a stream of running water, aided by a turbine to put into motion a system of belts which would turn the blades of two-blade fan units. Some of these systems are still to be found today. The electrical ceiling fan was invented later (in 1882) by Philip Diehl; he designed the electric motor used in the first electrically powered Singer sewing machines. Later, in 1882 he adapted that motor for use in a ceiling-mounted fan. Every “Diehl Electric Fan” had its own self-contained motor unit, with no need for belt drive. That being said, let’s see ten superb old-school ceiling fans.
10. Minka-Aire Gyro Traditional Ceiling Fan
We begin our list of vintage ceiling fans with the Gyro Traditional Ceiling Fan, a unique production of Minka-Aire. The product has a unique design, offering an unprecedented level of comfort. It efficiently circulates air in any size or shape room. The Gyro gently rotates at 3 RPM to allow complete air movement throughout the room.
9. Minka-Aire Cirque Ceiling Fan
This one of a kind orb and its blade design is made in the George Kovacs school of design, with a modern touch of chic that defines Kovacs’ signature style. The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design granted the Best of Design award for this product.
8. Fanimation Andover Ceiling Fan
We continue our list of vintage ceiling fans with this superb Fanimation Andover shown in Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish with wood-colored blades and white-matte glass. This ceiling fan also features 14 degree blade pitch, three forward and three reverse speeds, and a C24 remote control with canopy receiver unit.
7. Hunter Fellini Ceiling Fan
Having a 72-inch blade span, the Fellini features wood blades that will bring a most welcomed breeze of fresh air into any room. The ceiling fan also features a Cocoa finish, 14 degree blade pitch, a high performance motor, remote control, and five tapered distressed cherry or dark walnut blades.
6. Hunter Royal Palm Ceiling Fan
The end result of merging European and island influences was this stylish ceiling fan. Some of the features include a faux plantation leather finish, 4 cherry colored and Rattan blades that span 56 inches, an AirMax motor, Light Kit, and two candelabra bulbs accompanied by Amber Scavo Glass.
5. Casablanca Wailea Ceiling Fan
Our next choice in the list of vintage ceiling fans is the Casablanca Wailea with brushed nickel finishes and matte black blades. The UL Damp-rated Wailea fan is the perfect choice for small rooms, as it’s a only 31-inches wide fan. The fan is powered by a Direct Drive motor (lifetime warranty), while the Casablanca Wailea also features a set of six custom all-weather ABS blades, and a light kit.
4. Casablanca Star Ceiling Fan
Yet another product from Casablanca is the glossy black finish ceiling fan that merges a chic silhouette with an aero-dynamic design. This fantastic ceiling fan features a streamlined three-blade configuration, integrated halogen downlight, and blades with a 54-inches span powered by a lifetime warranty Drive Motor.
3. Covent Garden Ceiling Fan In Bronze Patina
Our next addition is this ceiling fan inspired from the English Victorian age that features a rich bronze pat, reversible dark-walnut and mahogany blades powered by a silent motor. It is ideal for large and formal room. The ceiling fan also includes four decorative etched glass shades.
2. St. Michaels Ceiling Fan
Yet another British inspired classical ceiling fan with a bronze finish and rich grained hardwood blades. The fan is powered by the patented and low-noise Airmax motor. Furthermore, a cutting edge Anti Vibration System eliminates wobble and promises solid performance every time the fan is used.
1. Solano Ceiling Fan
Our last choice and number one in the list of vintage ceiling fans is this Italian product that features hand-carved, aged-oak blades and a classic housing in Sienna bronze. The fan is powered by a silent Airmax motor, while also equipped with an Anti Vibration System.