Lake Breeze Fan
The design of the fan is both functional and decorative. A hidden reservoir low in the base hold’s liquid fuel, which burns during operation of the fan; the piston and displacer are housed in the bell-shaped base and stern; and the crankshaft sits across the top of the stem. The elegant cooling fins cast onto the bell-shaped base help create the temperature differential on which the operation of the engine depends.
This is a fan which is powered by a built-in hot air engine rather than electricity. Under the base of the fan is a fuel tank with a wick which, when lit, pushes hot air upwards that turns a shaft, ultimately turning the fan. The fan uses methylated spirits as a fuel to work the motor. The elegant cooling fins cast onto the bell-shaped base help create the temperature control which controls the operation of the engine.