National Geographic : 1983 Jun
Listen as carefully to the world's finest fans as you would to a laser audio disc system. In striving for purity of sound, you expect state-of-the-art noise reduction from sophistica ted sound components. You can expect even more from CasaBlanca®... the first ceiling fan in the world to achieve totally silent operation. The technology of tranquility Most variable speed fans utilize a "phase" or "chopped" control which turns the motor on and off 120 times per second. This causes a vibration which emits an annoying humming noise. In response to this problem, CasaBlanca engineers develop ed the Slumber Quiet TM System. Simply put, this electronic module smooths the power flow as it is fed into the variable speed control. This results not merely in quiet operation, but in total silence. No sap. No mineral streaks. No pin knots. Mr. Paul Mooney won't stand for them in the Grade A wood he selects for CasaBlanca blades. After more than 50 years as a wood grader, he's harder than oak on the wood he inspects. The premium hardwoods that survive his scrutiny are used for blade veneers. By building with these layers, CasaBlanca creates a blade that is actually superior to solid wood, a blade that is lighter and less susceptible to warpage. A further step taken to prevent warpage is the sanding by hand of every ©CasaBlanca Fan Company, 1983 edge to seal the wood's pores to humidity. Lastly, the blades' exquisite finishes reflect the fact that $1.5 million has been invested in developing a finishing process worthy of the CasaBlanca name. Simplicity of mounting The genius of CasaBlanca's Hang-TruTM Mounting System is that it allows for easy attachment to your existing ceiling wiring box without hiring an electrician. Its self-centering mounting ball makes it possible to suspend your fan from virtually any ceiling, be it flat or angled as much as 45? Finally, die cast zinc alloys keep CasaBlanca's lifting weight as low as 15 lbs. The finery of hand-cut crystal Choosing your crystal lamp shade is an added pleasure in selecting a CasaBlanca. These imported lead crystal shades are flawlessly blown, then handcrafted in a wide array of inspired CasaBlanca designs. Verify genuine CasaBlanca Although imitation is a form of flattery, it may also be cruelly deceptive. Accept none other than a bona fide CasaBlanca. The hall mark pictured here will aid you in identifying an Authorized CasaBlanca Fan Company Dealer. A lower price on a lesser i fan may sound good...but only until you switch it on. C FAN COMPANY CasaBlanca® is a registered trademark of the CasaBlanca Fan Company For a free catalog, write P.O. Box 90070, 64 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91109. Or call toll free (800) 423-1821; in California, (800) 352-8515; in Canada, (800) 361-1745.