Well it’s here—the summer heat! It’s not yet in full-miserable strength, but it’s showing early teasers of the days ahead.
In anticipation of hot Southern summers, Neal and I designed our home to have this one summer essential in every room—a fan! We love air moving, and while it is still a bit cool, we will open the windows and feel the wonderful breezes blowing through the house.
Our bedroom is a very neutral-painted room. The beams in the room are original to the old house, and we painted them white to create a casual retreat. Right in the center of the room is the original model of the Hunter fan.
I contacted the company and got the most interesting information about them and the original fan.
- Flash back to a blistering hot summer day 130 years ago, when John Hunter and his son, James C. Hunter, are fed up with the heat and stagnant air. They decide to start their own fan company to solve this problem.
- James C. Hunter later buys an interest in the Tuerk Water Meter Company of Syracuse, New York, and then the Hunters are able to invent the very first water-powered, belt-driven ceiling fans with whirling blades.
- In 1896, the Hunters buy out the remaining Samuel Tuerk company and later change its name to the Hunter Fan & Motor Company.
- The Hunters premier a classic staple and their very first fan design, the 52″ Hunter Original. Still a mainstay in the Hunter collection, it finds its place in modern and historical homes across the country. This one-of-a-kind motor is housed in cast iron, making it historically beautiful as well as wear-resistant. It also uses an oil bath system to constantly lubricate its bearings, virtually eliminating both noise and wear.
- More than a hundred years later, Hunter has become a widely known name to all, in 1996 purchasing rival fan company, Casablanca, and running it ever since. This is now a secondary label to the Hunter brand.
I have a very modern Hunter fan in my bathroom and other styles throughout the house. Fans are not only functional, but they are decorative as well. If you are looking to bring a breeze into your home, enjoy looking at the beautiful styles of fans on the market today. You can update your room by changing your ceiling fixture to a fan.