Silex-Handybreeze Fan. Made in Iberville, Quebec. ~1940s-50s.

The type of fan that you risk losing your fingers in when it’s going. It still works.



Here is a site that has oodles of information about vintage fans. I was disappointed to see that the Antique Fan Collector’s site does not have any Canadian fans in their non-American collection. Drats.


I couldn’t find too much about the Silex Company in Iberville, Quebec. I suspect because I’m go0ling in English, quoi? This newspaper clipping shows they announced on June 28, 1961 that they were planning to leave the city in 1962. Probably a lot of jobs were lost.

Fan and Dust

Dust. One of my favourite things

Status: Crank up the record player, find one of the old 45s that is playable and pour up a Gin Sour.

Kill-ratio: 18:3 / 6:1
(captioned images don’t count against ratio)

Alt-title: Untitled Object No. 364 For Blowing Away The Worries Of the Day

Recipe for a Gin Sour:

Gin Sour
2 measures gin
juice of half a large lemon
1 tsp caster sugar
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a short glass.

From Diamond Dame, 1930s and 40s Cocktail Recipes



Day 364!

I had to miss another day, as the blasted flu was not quite done with me. My head is weary but not bowed.
Tally Tryant: 1 | Virus: 0.5