Dec 3 1889/ Dec 26 1893 Nikola TESLA AC Current Westinghouse Electric Mfg Co FAN
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ANTIQUE NIKOLA TESLA AC CURRENT WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC & MFG CO. DEC. 3, 1889 & DEC 26, 1893PATENT ELECTRIC FAN W/ VARIABLE SPEEDPORCELAIN BODIED SWITCH - FAN CIRCA 1904-1911 - 12" BLADES
ANTIQUE NIKOLA TESLA AC CURRENT WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC & MFG CO. DEC. 3, 1889 & DEC 26, 1893PATENT ELECTRIC FAN W/ VARIABLE SPEEDPORCELAIN BODIED SWITCH - FAN CIRCA 1904-1911 - NO SERIALNUMBER IS FOUND- 12" BLADESFor your consideration is a fullyworking and complete NIKOLA TESLA ALTERNATING CURRENTAC ELECTRIC FAN by Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co. - Pittsburgh, PA. - circa1903-1906.
There are at least 3 patent dates on the AC tank motor fans prior to 1900 or so.
They are as follows….
1.) December. 3, 18892.) December 26, 1893, 3.) August. 17, 1897.
It is not certain if Tesla is credited with the August 17, 1897 patent date, but at least one of the 3 are credited to Tesla. This is the 1893 patent related to electrical transmission - i.e.
- and it is NOT A MOTOR PATENT.
HERE'S WHAT IT SAYS IN THE ACTUAL PATENTPAPER -
"UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
NIKOLA TESLA, OF NEW YORK,
N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO THE TESLA
ELECTRIC COMPANY, OF SAME PLACE.
TESLA PATENT 511,559
SPECIFICATION forming part
of Letters Patent No. 511,559,
dated December 26, 1893.
Application filed December 8, 1888.
Serial No. 293,051. (No model.)
The December 3, 1889 patent appears belongs to Albert Schmid…and not Tesla…. THUS, THE FAN ON OFFER IS A TESLA PATENT ELECTRIC FAN.
There are other patents that Westinghouse relied on but one was never put into use and several were used to make fans apparently. All are as follows;
1.) # 381,968 May 01, 1888 - Electro-magnetic motor Nikola Tesla New York, NY. This and patents 381,969 and 381,970 are the first patents for the AC induction motor. The patent was assigned to Tesla himself and Charles Peck, Englewood, NJ - but they sold the patent to Westinghouse in July of 1888. Tesla moved to Pittsburgh for a year to train Westinghouse personnel.
Manufacturer: Not known to have been produced
2.) # 417,794 December 24, 1889 - Armature for electric machines - Nikola Tesla, Pittsburgh, PA / Albert Schmid, Allegheny, PA.
3.) # 450,641 April 21, 1891 - Self-exciting alternate-current electric generator - William Stanley Jr. Great Barrington, MA
There are other patents that Westinghouse obtained fromTesla - apparently havingbought the rights toeleven (11).
There is a fan that carries a 1895 date and is markedon the nameplate "TESLA PATENTS."
The 1889 &1893 Patents fan on offer the 1895 "Tesla Patents" electric fan that many collectors seek, even thoughno patent dates are provided on the brass plate of the 1895 model - just thewords: "Tesla Patents."
In 1889, Westinghouse produced its first smallAC electric motor that was also used as a fan. It had a wood base and hadwindings on the outside of the armature encasement. About 7 or8 are known, and four (4)are in the Henry Ford Museum at Dearborn.
The fan on offer is in very good shape, with all original paint and surfaces. Fan motor works fine and very smoothly at all speeds!
This unit has a lot of power too!
This is marked modelNo. "60677" and isthe 12" DIA. blade variety.Note some minor spats of surface scratches and wear to painted surfaces.
Original brass cage andoriginal brass fan blade.
The porcelain switch bodystill retains its original blackpaint as shown.
Still retains the TWO original brass oil cups.
Look over the photos closely
and see for yourself!
ASK ALL QUESTIONS.
In good working order.
Once polished up - this fan will sing! We are showing this "as-found."
A GOOD EARLY ELECTRICFAN COVERED BY "TESLAPATENTS."
Being electrical, sold "AS - IS."
AS SHOWN ABOVE AND BELOW.
All in very good condition over-allas shown.
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IS $85.00. SHIPPED WITH BRASS CAGE REMOVED FOR SAFETY & DOUBLE BOXED SEPARATE FROM MAIN FAN ASSEMBLY.Includes 15% EBAY / PAYPALSELLER'S SHIPPING SURCHARGE WE HAVE TO PAY. INSURANCE INCLUDED for US sales. DOUBLEBOXED for safety.SHIPPING EAST OF THEMISSISSIPPI WILL GET A REFUNDAFTER ITEM SHIPS TO ADDRESSCLOSER TO ATLANTA.
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