Vintage wall fans are a perfect way to satisfy the country’s growing appetite for simpler times. Experts say that “nostalgia” is always in style, and these seven wall fans prove their point! Installing a wall fan makes it a permanent part of your decor scheme, so you’ll want to choose one that looks great in combination with the rest of your decor and furnishings. They’ll provide a breeze and can be directed where needed without taking up floor or tabletop space.
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Powerful Vintage Wall Fan
With its triaxial design, this vintage wall fan can tilt to almost any angle. It uses a pull chain to turn on/off and switch between high and low speeds. Its measurements are 14.3” high by 4.6” wide and 12.9” deep. The attached cord is 81.9” long.
This retro wall fan hangs like a station clock, which ups the style quotient on its own. You can choose between an all-black fan, a walnut color, or a white fan with chrome supports and a holder. Don’t choose the black fan if there is nothing else black in your room, as it will visually demand too much attention.
Oscillating Vintage Wall Mounted Fan
This 8” vintage wall fan has three blades to help move the air around in your home. It comes with a plug-in cord but can be easily hardwired by an electrician if you want. The fan is made entirely from plastic. A pull chain controls both the fan speed and oscillation.
The combination of walnut and black on this vintage wall fan would perfectly suit a mid-century modern design style. If you don’t have walnut or teak wood furnishings, you could include “orange-hued” wicker baskets and gold or bronze metallics to tie the room together. And if you don’t currently have any black in your room, it’s easy to add some black frames to your art or place black decorative accessories to relate to the black on the fan.
Indoor/Outdoor Vintage Wall Fan
Matthews Fan Company
This vintage wall fan sticks out 20” from the wall to the end of the metal fan head. It has a 30° downward angle once it’s mounted on the wall. You can adjust the angle and projection by simply altering the field-cuttable gooseneck.
The manufacturer of this vintage wall mount fan patterned the arm after the Art Nouveau design style. This style embraces graceful curves, and the double repeat of the curved line is something you can incorporate into your own design style. Think of curved arms on your sofa and armchairs, fluid lines in your artwork, and rounded shapes in vases and other accessories.
Hardwired Vintage Wall Fan
This hardwired retro wall fan comes with a Decora-style wall switch that controls the blade speed and oscillation mechanism. You can choose between a fan requiring 110 or 220 volts. Unless you specify, you will be shipped the lower voltage model.
Aluminum Vintage Wall Fan
Made of aluminum, this plug-in vintage wall fan can move 1181 cubic feet every minute. The unit is 21” tall, including the wall-mounted arm, and the fan head is 13” round. It extends 16” into your room, and while the fan head doesn’t oscillate, it can be pivoted to change direction.
The only thing better than a vintage wall-mounted fan is one that comes in a wide variety of colors like this one. You can choose from four metallic colors, black, white, and five vibrant colors to coordinate with your color palette. Choose from one of the fun colors like agua marinha, amestista, green, rubi or safira for a kids’ room and match it to the bedding and artwork already there.
Rare Collectors Antique Wall Fan
This Zero Fan model is a rare vintage wall-mount fan. It features sky-blue paint, an orange manufacturer’s plate and the original wall cord. Made in the 1950s, this wall fan starts up right away once it’s plugged in. The wall mount plate has some surface rust spots.
Antique Wall Fan
Found in a West Virginian estate sale, this antique wall fan is in great shape other than the cord, which has frayed where it meets the fan mount. The fan has an old-style switch that flips from off to high, medium, and then low. It is made from gray aluminum.
A beautiful and retro-looking wall fan that will not only keep your interior cool and with a breeze of fresh air but will also add ample amounts of charm and visual appeal due to its original looks.
A real bargain for all antique and vintage fans - this retro wall fan can be actually something more than a cool gadget. Designed in India, it serves its role perfectly, dealing with unusual heat with ease.
13" Wall Fan
Where style meets utility, a wall mounted oscillating fan might be involved - for a retro feel introduced gracefully to an interior where a ceiling fan can't be installed This vintage cooling fan comes with 6 ft cord.
If you’re looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of furniture to decorate a computer desk in a home office or a study room, take a look at this vintage, retro desk fan with an iron frame and wooden blades.
A simple and antique wall fan. The fan has bronze blades made of metal and the cover is very simple which makes the airflow very efficient. The fan also comes with its own support to fix it to the wall.
Ceiling fan mounted on metal frame. Functional design for each place. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.
Michelle Pared Wall Fan by Matthews Fan Company
Shoo the mosquitos and move the air with this wall-mounted veranda fan. Perfect for those summer evenings when you want to sit on the porch and watch the fireflies. It does need to be wired into the house electrical system.
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Laundry room light fixture | 26" Industrial Cage Ceiling Fan | shades of light | $789. Too expensive but I like the idea.
Retro 7" Table Fan
With this table fan you are able to effortlessly introduce a vintage accent to a decor. The fan features a classic metal construction, eye-catching burgundy red finish and practical handle on its top.
13" Wall Fan
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