This is an fascinating old world mechanical marvel- a fan driven by a sterling cycle or hot-air engine. The fan is powered by a kerosene burner. It seems to be all there. I made no attempt to clean this up. Even as a static display it makes an impressive display. In operation it seems like magic! You can find some similar fan videos on you tube. I do not know if it works or what it might require to restore. It moves very freely. I do not see any obvious mechanical problems. The burner must be a replacement because it is too small a fit in the base. The burner has old stress cracks and will leak unless it can be sealed somehow. It is old and dirty. There maybe some old solder repairs on the cage or it was made like that, I dont know. It has the’look’ if you like old mechanical devices. It is heavy and some what delicate for the weight involved. Take your time, ask questions and think. Any concerns please ask. I can take more pictures. I may sell international, but; contact me first so we can discuss costs and packing. Sorry, but two boxes. The item “Fan Kerosene Powered Sterling (hot air engine) driven (not Jost)” is in sale since Tuesday, December 4, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Electric Fans”. The seller is “enginesludge” and is located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
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