The Story of the Handheld, Handcrafted Handmade Fan

The Story of the Handheld, Handcrafted Handmade Fan

How did it all begin, this use of a fan? No one really knows - except the first person on this earth who must have felt hot and picked up a palmetto leaf to 'agitate the air' and cooled himself down. Today the London Worshipful Company of Fan Makers is almost totally concerned with air-conditioning units, which is as it should be, but through what a rich series of deviations the fan has travelled between that time and this! Someone has said correctly: "In this air-conditioned age the cooling fan has almost disappeared. A sad loss to polite society, for a fan could accentuate wit and puncture indiscretion."

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