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Advertising Fan for Columbia Bicycles
1895
Retailer:Sold by Columbia Bicycle Company , American
Maker:Fan made by Unknown
Printed paper, wood, steel and cotton string
Primary Dimensions (length x width ): 12 x 2 1/4in. (30.5 x 5.7cm) Primary Dimensions (width when open): 21in. (53.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of G. Fox & Co.
Description: Paper advertising fan printed in blue ink on recto with images of the Columbia Bicycle Factory, their Tube Works, Rubber Tire Works, Tube Mills, and the Hartford Cycle Co. and on the verso with images of fashionable young women and men on bicycles. The paper is mounted on a wood (possibly bamboo?) frame and the ends are attached with pieces of string. The wood pieces are held together with a piece of steel wire.
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil on upper right edge of fan (probably inscribed by CHS cataloguer in 1949): "Fox/lower shelf/#9"
Object Number: 1949.2.12
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