While a hot air cooling fan seems to be a paradoxical object, fans run by small hot air engines were made throughout the twentieth century and proved useful in areas not served by electricity. This fan was designed and made in Germany and was probably used in Sydney.
The design of the fan is both functional and decorative. A hidden reservoir in the base holds liquid fuel, which burns during operation of the fan; the piston and displacer are housed in the stem; and the crankshaft is housed in a ...
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