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 Posted: Sun Jan 23rd, 2022 11:27 pm
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Mike Kearns

Joined: Fri Nov 24th, 2006
1934 - The Ribbonaire is marketed by Ljungstrom in Germany, where it is built by A.E.G. (Allgemeine Elektricitats-Gesellschaft AG) or General Electricity Company, a company founded in 1883 by Emil Rathenau, with an employee of distinction, Peter Behrens.

Another manufacturer is Italian fan giant Ercole Marelli & Co., who produced two variants too close to be ignored, the stationary "Nastrovent Trinacria": 

This beautifully marbled Bakelite beauty is from the Simon M. Cutting Collection:


Leaned forward, and leaned back, depending on where you want a breeze:

And the oscillating version, the Marelli "Nastro", a metal construction, ribbon bladed fan, two factory production images shown below:

And an exceptionally rare original example, courtesy of the Jan Hendriks Image Archive:


Last edited on Mon Jan 24th, 2022 05:19 am by Mike Kearns