Vintage Emerson Electric Ocillating Table Fan Model 6250-f With 4 Brass Blades For Sale
Antique Vintage Emerson Electric Table Fan Model 6250-F with 4 Brass Blades FINE Clean Solid Complete Condition. The metal label reads: Emerson Electric Fan Co. Saint Louis MO Model 6250-F. The cage measures about 12" wide, the base is 6" wide. There are a few minor paint scuffs from normal use (see photos). We plugged it in and it works fine on a brief test. It oscillates and works great with quiet motor. Company History Emerson was founded in 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri, as a manufacturer of electric motors and fans. Over the past 100-plus years, Emerson has grown from a regional manufacturer into a global technology solutions powerhouse.
Two Scotland-born brothers, Charles and Alexander Meston, see a tremendous business opportunity in developing a reliable electric motor. With the financial backing of John Wesley Emerson, a former Union army officer, judge and lawyer, they establish The Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company in St. Louis, Missouri. 1892
The fledgling company builds its business around AC motors and manufactures the first electric fans to be sold in North America. Under new president Herbert L. Parker, Emerson develops a reputation for quality products. Net sales total nearly $60,000. 1897
The Emerson ceiling fan is introduced, making high-rise buildings livable. Ceiling fans soon become half the company’s business. 1899
Emerson introduces the Parker scalloped blade design, moving air more quietly and efficiently. 1903
A design breakthrough upgrades Emerson Motors to a more useful ½ horsepower, which are then used to power countless time and effort-saving devices, such as washing machines and sewing machines. 1904
At the World’s Fair in St. Louis, Emerson displays its product line in the dazzling Palace of Electricity as the nationwide demand for electricity continues to soar. 1919
By the end of World War I, Emerson’s annual sales approach $3 million dollars. 1920
Under the leadership of Thomas Meston, the company expands into a new, eight-story factory building in St. Louis. 1922
Herbert I. Finch becomes president during the ‘Roaring Twenties’ of general prosperity. But by the end of his tenure, the company loses almost two-thirds of sales as the effects of the Great Depression deepen. 1933
Joseph Newman, 35, is named president and sets out to stabilize the company’s balance sheet. He moves the company to mass production of motors and adds a variety of fan lines to appeal to a broad range of consumers. 1938
With fan sales stagnating, Stuart Symington takes over as president and wins a contract to build arc welders, thereby opening the door to sales at Sears. 1939
Emerson begins construction of a new plant in St. Louis to build hermetic motors, but World War II intervenes and the plant is shifted to the production of shell casings. 1940
Emerson’s metal working capabilities are called on by the U.S. Army Ordinance Department. During the next five years, the company produces more than 10 million brass shell casings. Much of Emerson’s dramatic growth in World War II results from government contracts to build airplane gun turrets, including the “Model 127” mounted in the nose of the B-24 bomber. 1945
With the end of the war, Symington is asked by President Truman to head the War Surplus Property Board. He accepts and resigns from Emerson. Oscar Schmitt is elected president and leads Emerson back to commercial production. Despite the introduction of the bench saw and more defense business, sales lag and Emerson faces another critical transition point. 1953
Upon the sudden death of Oscar Schmitt, William Snead assumes the presidency of Emerson until new, long-term management can be secured. 1954
W.R. “Buck” Persons is recruited as president. Led by Person’s focus on research and development and creating foreign markets, Emerson is reborn. He retools and decentralizes Emerson’s manufacturing base and begins a continuing process of diversification. Over the next 15 years, Persons targets high-growth markets and diversifies the company’s business portfolio, acquiring 36 companies during his tenure, including White-Rodgers, Therm-O-Disc, U.S. Electrical Motors, Ridge Tool, and InSinkErator. Persons institutes a strong corporate focus on cost reductions, quality improvements and formal planning. Under Person’s leadership, the company grows from 2 plants, 4,000 employees and $56 million in 1954 to become an emerging global company with 82 plants, 31,000 employees and $800 million in sales in 1973. 1973
Charles F. (Chuck) Knight succeeds Persons as CEO and builds on the solid foundation laid by his predecessor. Knight defines a new corporate strategy focused on new product and technology development, acquisitions and joint ventures, and international growth.
Over the next 20 years, Emerson continues to expand through cornerstone acquisitions such as Rosemount (process control instruments) in 1976, Copeland (compressors for air conditioning and refrigeration systems) in 1986, Liebert (uninterruptible power and precision cooling systems) in 1987, and Fisher Controls (process control valves and regulators) in 1992.
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