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Mechanical Fan
Mechanical Fan
Date:
1868–1880
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Satin And Mother-of-pearl
Dimensions:
29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
3834
Acquisition Date:
1895-11-20
Credit Line:

California Midwinter International Exposition

Exhibition History:

Midwinter Fair Centenary, 1994
Fans in Fashion, Legion of Honor, 5/23/81 - 8/30/81

Pleated satin leaf can be retracted into its case by drawing the knob toward the handle. Two kinds of mother-of-pearl were combined in the handle and case. Source: Bennett, Anna G. "Fans in Fashion." Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1981, p. 83. This appears to be a version of the "fan ventilator" invented by Ardoiun in 1868. See Plate 173, pp.302-3, 'Imagination and its Contribution to Fans' by Volet.