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Posted 8 years ago

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I have not been able to find a fan made like this one. Open it is about 8-3/4" across and the material looks like thin oil cloth. Closed it is 8-1/2" long. Hook at the end of the handles keep them together when either opened or closed. I can't see any decoration on the material but it is blochie. Could find no names. Does anyone know anything about this fan?

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  1. Nancy Salisbury, 8 years ago
    Your fan looks to be an old one . They still make these today only out of metal and thin paper . The new ones are cheep and not very well made . I bought two of them just last year to give to some friends that seem to always be hot . I have no idea about your fan . But thanks for posting , I did not know they ever made them out of wood and cloth .
  2. Aqua55blue, 8 years ago
    Thank you for your comments Nancy. (I'm a Nancy also!). I may just break down and try to find a book about fans that might lead me to understand what I have. It is always so wonderful and frustrating to find something unique like this. I really do appreciate your reponse.
  3. Nancy Salisbury, 8 years ago
    Nancy your fan is very unique I have never seen one like yours . Let me know if you find out anything about it .
  4. Karen Szatkowski, 7 years ago
    I have two fans like that. They are called Cockade Fans and were used during the 1860s, as far as I can find out. I'm trying to find out how much they are worth.

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