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In mid 1897 the bulge was added to the rear of the motor which housed a regulator coil with a two speed switch in the center.

In 1902 GE fans got a 5 speed switch and, in 1903, the rear motor bulge was eliminated with the speed coil and switch being placed in a larger, higher base.

Above: Rear of the 12" pancake motor looks like this from 1903 through 1906.

In late 1906 or 1907 a simpler and less attractive motor design was used.

As far as early fans go, they are common enough so they can be found at a somewhat high but still affordable cost.

They have been named "pancake" by collectors due to their relatively thin but large diameter motor.

On the right is a photo showing the "notched clamp" introduced on the 1900 trunnion models to help hold the fan motor in position on the trunnion when the brass wing bolts were tightened.

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Technically the 16" pancakes are not true pancakes as they have a double bearing motor and a somewhat thicker motor than most 10", 12", and 14" models. Here is an 1898 10" pancake and the last of that size made as a desk fan.Different versions were made in 10", 12", 14" and 16" sizes, with solid, swivel, or swivel-trunnion frames.There were some wall mount bracket pancakes and even a 10" spring mounted fan where extra quiet was desired such as in a telephone booth.Later 1903 models introduced the partially ribbed base, stamped hub blade, and 8 wire cage with three cage struts and with a slightly modified cage badge but it is the former, earlier style that is the more desired among collectors.In addition to the trunnion model a "stick" version was also made in most years of pancake production.

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