Mission Accomplished…Take Off!Posted: January 31, 2012 | |
Folks, this is NOT your average fan! Here’s more on the subject of the original version of recycling, re-purposing and utilizing those unique treasures we come across—either through the traditional method of passing down or discovered by chance or luck— or through the process of selective vintage and antique hunting! (Our favorite method…)
Years ago Steven had located this unusual vintage three-blade wooden and metal propeller which once flew in the blue skies! Initially, the propeller was mounted to the ceiling as it yearned to once again feel the wind against the aerodynamic blades. After quite some time of staring into the “white yonder” of the ceiling as we studied the propeller and the challenge of motorizing the blades, we are pleased to announce—Mission Accomplished! The vintage propeller – turned ceiling fan has taken off!
This unique version of a ceiling fan required the mastery of engineering and for that we need to give a round of applause to Tony, our amazingly talented Race Team Engineer! (Applause)
In order to have a fan belt driven from a remote motor, the pulley and mounting bracket had to be custom fabricated. Job well done! The addition of copper paint on the exposed hardware completes the attractive finished appearance.
The fan is operated with a fan speed control mounted on the wall and when the speed is set on the high we are stunned that the house does not lift off!