Retro Electric Fan

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Electric fans were first used in the late 1890s and have been around ever since. Designs of these early fans had simple exterior contours similar to classic cars. Retro style is making a major comeback and we’re seeing this style pop up everywhere. If you’re looking to add retro items to your decor, do so in moderation. Unless you’re designing a movie or tv set, a little goes a long way, and these retro electric fans are the perfect little bit!

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Vintage Style Table Fan

Vintage Style Table Fan

Vornado

This 14” tall fan uses vortex action to provide complete air circulation throughout a medium-sized room. Five airflow settings are easy to access and sit under a fully pivoting head. Constructed of sturdy metal this fan comes with a five-year performance guarantee.

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The industrial design of this electric table fan is complemented by its textural gunmetal finishes. Copper accents on the base controls, fan support arms, and blade grill remind us of the 1920s Art Deco movement. The gunmetal and copper powder coat contributes to its rich look. Even the manufacturer logo is of the era and adds to the design appeal of this vintage-style fan. 

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Vintage Table Fan
Vornado 11.42'' Table Fan
Vornado 11.42'' Table Fan
72.5'' Tall Solid Wood Blanket Ladder
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Vornado 8.29'' Table Fan
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Vornado 11.42'' Table Fan
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Vintage Table Fan

Vornado

With two fan speeds, this 11.42” tall fan moves 185 cubic feet of air per minute. A removable grill lets you clean the blades with a damp cloth. For fans located in a greasy kitchen environment, mild soap may be used. 

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This is the perfect fan for your bedside as it’s both small and provides enough white noise on both settings to help you sleep. The soft white option has a silver grill and manufacturer logo detailing and will easily blend into the background. For more of a color punch, it also comes in soft seafoam green with brass grill and manufacturer logo detailing.

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White Retro Electric Table Fan
Vornado 8.29'' Table Fan
Vornado 8.29'' Table Fan
Vornado 8.29'' Table Fan
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Vornado 8.29'' Table Fan
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Vornado 8.29'' Table Fan
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White Retro Electric Table Fan

Vornado

Although just over 8” tall, this retro fan still moves 105 cubic feet of air per minute. The noise level reaches 40 decibels, the sound in a quiet library. With two speed settings, the fan can be pivoted up and down for multi-directional airflow. 

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This is retro design at its best. The sleek and continuous lines mimic those of an airplane propeller from the 1940s along with the triple bottom rivets. The fan control is located on the back top of the base, tucked out of sight. Tiny but mighty, this fan will fit onto bookshelves or dressers and can be easily incorporated into a design vignette.

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Wall Mounted Vintage Electric Fan
Ebern Designs Angwin 20'' Oscillating Wall Mounted Fan
Ebern Designs Angwin 20'' Oscillating Wall Mounted Fan
Ebern Designs Angwin 20'' Oscillating Wall Mounted Fan

Wall Mounted Vintage Electric Fan

Ebern Designs

At 20” in diameter and 13” deep, this aluminum fan only weighs 20 lbs but requires hardwiring. A Decora-style wall switch is included. The switch controls both the triple-setting blade speed and the oscillation mechanism. Moves an impressive 1303 cubic feet of air per minute.

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An arched gooseneck arm provides support for the large fan housing and hints at the glory of the Art Nouveau design movement. The hardwired feature of this fan is perfect for outdoor use and we can imagine how amazing one (or two) of these fans would look on an outdoor covered porch or gazebo. Consider using when installing a ceiling fan isn’t an option.

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Wall Mounted Retro Electric Fan
Vento 14.3'' Wall Mounted Fan
Vento 14.3'' Wall Mounted Fan
Vento 14.3'' Wall Mounted Fan

Wall Mounted Retro Electric Fan

Vento

This wall-mounted fan can be hardwired or plugged into an outlet with its nice long 82” cord. The 14.3” fan circumference only weighs seven lbs. Throws air up to 16’ from the source. This metal fan comes in black, white or walnut.  

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Small Teal Blue Electric Fan

Small Teal Blue Electric Fan

Vornado

At only 8.4” tall, this table fan takes understanding circulation and air movement challenges to the next level. Twin dual injector cones and deep pitched propeller blades combine with vortex tornado action to deliver air father than typical fans.  

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Pink Vintage Electric Fan

Pink Vintage Electric Fan

Vornado

Equipped with an adjustable tilt head and manual swivel base, you can direct cool air exactly where you need it. This high-gloss coral pink fan has a sleek finish and flip capacity to conceal the grill when not in use.

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Large floor fan with three speeds, aerodynamic molded blades and protective grilles in polished chrome finish. Thanks to its high velocity capacity it will be able to efficiently cool the room during scorching summer days.

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Vintage turquoise aqua fan 1950s

A stunning electric fan that sports the charming industrial decor and offers the simply sublime vintage turquiouse aqua finish with the slightly distressed look to it. It is also truly durable and functional, adding a breeze of fresh air to your home.

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Retro style fan

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