We are a small family business who works closely with 38 professional art, antique, and collectible pickers, located in ten states between Maine and Virginia. Every day we list up to 30 unique, rare, and unusual items from ancient antiquities to mid 20th century collectibles. Thank You & Happy eBaying from all of us at RIICS Inc. Unique Antique 1874 Mechanical Clock-Work Contraption Fly Swatter Paddle Fan, NR. My invention relates to the construction of a ; and it consists in the combination of a geared lever, cam, and train of clock-work with the pinion and shaft of an oscillating fly-brush, by means of which a motion is given to the brush very similar to that given to it by a person when using it, as is hereinafter more fully shown. It was designed for use on dining-tables or over sleeping persons for driving away flies and insects as well as move the air. When in motion it begins to spin the two removable double wire paddles. They measure 17 ½ inches tall by 9 ½ inches wide and these delicate wire paddles are hinged so you can spread them out at different angles. Originally there was paper on these paddles, but all we have are the thin wire frames. When the clock-work motor starts these paddles start to spin. The cast iron base measures 5″ by 4″ by 13″ tall and there is a patented date which reads, “May 12, 1874. The only problem to this mechanism is the original netting is missing and there is one small break to one of the wire frames. Everything else is in perfect, original condition, with no restorations. We list quality antiques, art, & collectibles every day and you never know what you might find listed without any reserve. We promise to list only the very best antiques and collectibles, and we also promise to describe every flaw and detail. Please read all of the information down below so that you understand exactly how we do business. We also assure you that we properly and professionally pack every item as well as fully insure each package. This dispute will be closed within 4 days after being opened and the item will be re-listed. Thank you for your interest in our auctions! Add to Saved Sellers. The item “Unique Antique 1874 Mechanical Clock-Work Contraption Fly Swatter Paddle Fan, NR” is in sale since Thursday, October 20, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “wwolst12″ and is located in Cumberland, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.
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