"Airflow" table fan Designer: Robert Heller (American, 1899–1973)
Manufacturer: A. C. Gilbert Company (American, 1916–1967)

Designed 1937

American Decorative Arts

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Chromium-plated steel, aluminum and cast iron


13 1/2 × 11 1/4 × 8 in. (34.3 × 28.6 × 20.3 cm)

Credit Line

John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959

Accession Number



20th century


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John C. Waddell, New York, 2000–2010; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 332–33, no. 231
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fans (equipment)


"GILBERT," painted in red on rectangular tag mounted to guard; " Made by The A.C. Gilbert Co./ New Haven, Conn. U.S.A./110-120 Volts 60 Cycles only / Cat. A53 Watts 40/U.S. Pat. Nos. 1,938,380, 2,022,417, and Des. Pat. Nos. 104,259, 104,260, and 104,261/ Tested by / Code M1743-X," printed on paper label affixed to underside

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