|Queen Fire Lighting Fan B75
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron grate mounted clockwork fan for lighting the fire in the fireplace or kitchen range. This super example has the original brass case and huge winding wingnut and the cover is engraved with flowers and leaves. The cast iron frame is embossed "Queen Fire Lighting Fan" and "Patent No 14985". All has been fully overhauled, the iron work cleaned and lacquered and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. To operate 1. The wadding in the groove needs to be soaked in Methylated spirit and lit when required for use. 2. The fan is mounted against and hooked onto the bars of the fire or the grille. 3. The wingnut wound up. 4. The brake lever on top of the brass cover to be released. 5. The air from the fan will blow the flames into the fireplace probably up to 6" or 8" deep. 6. The narrow brass slide-in cover will act as a snuffer to put out the flame. 7" tall x 13" x 6".
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