Last week, we were able to donate several Bourbon Street ® fans to the Muskegon Heritage Museum (MHM).   The MHM is a non-profit corporation founded in 1973 to promote the enhancement of Muskegon’s historic resources.  One of the MHM’s missions is to maintain a museum to show the economic, industrial and social history of the greater Muskegon, Michigan area.

Allan Dake, Museum Director, contacted Fanimation after he saw several of our belt-driven fans at No Name Saloon in Park City, Utah.  We were glad to donate the fans to this non-profit museum, especially after we saw their appreciation for antiques.  It reminded us of our very own, Antique Fan Museum.  The MHM has a steam engine that drives the fans instead of a standard motor.  This is truly a unique concept that was matched perfectly with our Bourbon Street fan.

A background on the Bourbon Street:

This fan carries on Fanimation’s reputation for reproducing unusual, yet functional, belt-drive fans. These fans were originally produced in the late 1800s by Snediker & Carr®‚ the premier belt-drive fan manufacturer of their day.  Fanimation has adapted this timeless masterpiece to install with more ease and operate with increased durability.

  • Neoprene belting replaces the high-maintenance leather belts.
  • Lead and copper babbitt sleeves have given way to sealed ball bearings.
  • Hardwood laminate blades that resist warping and splitting replace the temperamental solid wood blades. The Brewmaster® combines the latest technology with several blade options including the original oversized wood blade design. The Brewmaster® is powered by a gearless direct drive motor, and allows you to operate one or two fans
  • Available in antique brass and black.

A few videos of the Bourbon Street in the museum: