Past the mid 1920's brass blades and brass cages became more or less absent from offerings in the market place. In came the steel era, accompanied by stamped steel base and motor housings instead of cast iron. While more complicated to manufacture, advancing technology made the stamping and drawing process more economical than their cast iron counterparts, and the prices for fans started to fall.
The 1932 GE 8" oscillator is an evolution of GE's first oscillating fan introduced in 1909. Despite 20 years of history between this fan and earlier oscillators, the mechanism and overall construction changed very little, making this 1932 fan a true beauty and extremely reliable. Decorated in deep forest green with gold pin stripes, this restoration is a joy to look at and use.