From Blades to Bladeless

  • 500

    Fans of the past

    Servants, known as punkawallahs, pulled a rope connected to the frame to move the fan back and forth in 500 B.C.
  • Period: 500 to


    500 B.C.-2012
  • Industrial revolution

    The Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century introduced belt-driven fans powered by factory water wheels.
  • Omar Rajeen

    One of the first workable mechanical fans was built by Omar-Rajeen Jumala in 1832.
  • Schuyler Skatts Wheeler

    Between the years 1882 and 1886, New Orleans resident Schuyler Skaats Wheeler invented the first electric fan.
  • Phillip Diehl

    In 1882, Philip Diehl introduced the electric ceiling fan. Heat-convection fans fueled by alcohol, oil, or kerosene were common around the turn of the 20th century.
  • First American Fans

    The first American fans were made from around the late 1890s to the early 1920s, when domestic electric fans were first sold in America.
  • Blades of Metal

    Blades of Metal
    This is a fan from the year 1974 and it is when they had to hook them or get up and turn them on because they didnt have a remote.
  • Walter K. Boyd

    In 1998, Walter K. Boyd invented the HVLS ceiling fan.
  • Dyson

    Dyson makes the bladeless fan for offices and any large space that needs colling off. It sucks air through the bottom to push out than the blade fans giving more satisfaction.