A recent picking opportunity landed me this super cool 1923 Emerson Jr. Ventilator fan. While not necessarily a victorian beauty, this fan is very rarely seen and I could only dig up a few pictures of it through the AFCA Forum (link here).
The Emerson Jr. trademark was developed in 1921 and used to sell Emerson's budget 9" fan series, directed to compete squarely against GE's Whiz fan staple. Initial models were stationary desk fans only but soon Emerson added oscillating and bracket type models. A bracket fan, also known as a ventilating fan, was used to exhaust heat away from a room. These fans were most commonly seen in kitchens but would have been just as useful in various other places.
Due to the generosity of fellow AFCA member, Russ Huber, I'm pleased to also provide an image from the 1928 Emerson Fan Catalog showing the Emerson Jr. Ventilator fan.
Please find below a gallery of images of my Emerson Junior Ventilator fan. This fan is for sale for $130. If you are interested, please reach out to me by using our contact us form.