Styling elements from Machine Age and Streamline Deco design motifs combine in a striking new design, the Vornado Silver Swan. The Silver Swan enlivens the air as well as the look of any room. Die-cast construction gives the Silver Swan the heavy-weight durability of antique fans. Features 3-speed control for a range of personal comfort. Deep pitch, overlapping elephant ear-style blades move large amounts of air... with unprecedented style. Built in handle allows easy transport from room to room. Designed for years of performance.
Model: Silver Swan Deco
Color: Black Lacquer Finish
Dimensions: 14 x 10.4 x 17-in.
Power Source: AC 120V (60Hz)
Yes, it IS beautifully flawed. Sure it's pretty, but it's also pretty useless. Like Hobbs (another reviewer) noted, the knob to hold the fan at a particular angle DOESN'T hold. So it blows air where IT wants, not where I want. Obviously, this is a problematic product. I should have known better, given how many "factory reconditioned" ones I have seen available. Gee, wonder why the factory has so many available to recondition. Dumb me for buying it. Do yourself a favor and find a real vintage fan at a thrift store. ...more info
Good, not great.. Pros: moves a lot of air, cool retro look is appealing, nice low frequency sound for those that like the white noise of a fan while they sleep, modestly priced for a product with a lot of steel content.
Cons: cheap plastic switch that feels destined to break before long, a little difficult to clean but this isn't much different from every other fan I've owned. One of the two I own has something loose in the motor housing that results in a metal to metal bell tone when it's oscillating. Probably something I can fix but at only about three months old, something I shouldn't have to deal with.
Bottom line: a good fan with a great look but a little pricey relative to comparable plastic fans (so is everything with high steel content lately). Long term reliability is a question mark. If all you want is a fan to move some air, this isn't the fan for you....more info
Love It, Love It, Love, It! This fan approaches air-conditioning in its cooling capacity in my eyes, and I'm known as the one who's always turning the temperature towards "Arctic" on our thermostat! It's sound lulls me to sleep with memories of sleeping under an enormous GE oscillating floor fan made of steel back in the 1960's before air-conditioning was everywhere. And on top of it all, it's beautiful. I own two and am thinking of buying a third for yet another room in my house. I wouldn't live in Georgia without it....more info
Beautifully Flawed Pt. 2 I agree with another reviewer in that the fan is very nicely designed [something I place a lot of importance in] however, practically everything about this fan is aggravating. From having to disassemble it to clean the blades to the fact that on the low speed it rattles to the fact that the side knob to hold angle doesn't actually hold. This product *looks* like it's rock solid but it's a flimsy item....more info
THINKIN' OF BUYING IT!!! I FIRST SAW THIS ON THE INTERNET AND WANTED TO BUY IT. THEN, I SAW THE NEW CASABLANCA MODERNE. VORNADO SILVER SWAN IS BETTER. YOU CAN SELECT FROM THREE DIFFERNT FAN SPEEDS DEPENDING ON HOW HOT YOUR ROOM IS. I WOULD CHOOSE THE LOWEST SPEED IN CASE I WAS DOWNSTAIRS USING THE COMPUTER AND IT GOT HOT. IT OSCILLATES SO WHEN I'M PAINTING, I CAN PUSH A BUTTON ON BACK OF IT AND I WOULD HAVE IT CONTINUESLY TURNING FROM SIDE TO SIDE ON IT'S OWN WITHOUT ME HAVING TO ADJUST IT. I REALY LIKE THIS FAN!!!...more info