Publication: Electrical World
New York, NY, United States
The Iceberg Electric Fan and a New Battery Jar.
The approaching hot weather has stimulated some of our manufacturers of electrical goods to apply the convenient electric current to cooling purposes. The "iceberg" electric fan shown in the accompanying engraving is now being put on the market by the Messrs. Stout, Meadowcroft & Co., of this city. It stands 14 1/2 inches from the base to the top of the fan, and consists of an iron base with brass upright, upon which is placed a small electric motor, having attached a highly-finished 9-inch brass fan. There are two binding-posts in the base, to which are attached the two wires leading from the battery to the fan. When the battery is attached, the fan revolves almost noiselessly at a high speed, and throws out a continuous cooling breeze which may be felt plainly as far as 10 to 13 feet away.
A very convenient form of battery for running the fan has also been recently devised by the same firm.
In order to economize space as much as possible, they have constructed a glass battery-jar with a base 4 inches square and containing two partitions, the whole making one solid piece of glass. This arrangement is a novelty in glass-work, and affords economy of space by allowing three cells to be made in the space usually occupied by two. These batteries give good results with bi-chromate solution, lighting a lamp from two to three hours and operating the electric fan about four hours.
|May 5, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;