ISSUE 26  |  London Family Life

Appliances: Ceiling Fans from Woolen Mill Fan Company

July 01, 2011 6:17 PM

BY Julie Carlson

New Park, Pennsylvania-based Woolen Mill Fan Company makes reproduction ceiling fans based on historic belt-and-pulley and direct-drive fan patterns inspired by a 1976 Smithsonian exhibition. Each design is available in iron, aluminum, or bronze, and can run on a belt and pulley system or a modern motor. "We are sensitive to the entire fabrication process," according to founder Jay McGinnis. "We carve our designs in a small pattern-making shop and assemble them by hand in our studio. Nowhere is there a hint of mass production; even in the shipping crates." Go to the Woolen Mill Fan Company for more information.

Above: The Woolen Mill Fan Company headquarters features a wind turbine, solar panels, and a wood-corn fired furnace.