Woolen Mill Fan Company

Woolen Mill Fan Company

Annie Werbler
Apr 28, 2011

Store History

  • Founded by: Jay McGinnis
  • Headquarters: New Park, Pennsylvania

A ceiling fan is one of those necessary evils in a home. Oftentimes, craftsmanship and style are sacrificed on behalf of practicality. Besides, who's looking at the ceiling anyway? Well, if you're lucky enough to have a ceiling fan made by the Woolen Mill Fan Company, everyone should see it.

Inspired by patterns from a 1976 Smithsonian exhibition, the handmade pieces are assembled in Pennsylvania with foundry work done by Amish masters. Each design can be made in iron, aluminum, or bronze, and can run on a belt and pulley system or a modern motor. Though the fans are reminiscent of simpler times, the production facilities proudly run on renewable energy sources. These beautiful fans are made of honest wood and metal materials, and their visible working parts display the complexity of the vintage technology.

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