Fuelle

Description
A bellows is a device for pumping air to get a fire started and to make it hotter. This handmade bellows was collected from the Joyería Bairan, a jeweler's shop on Calle Fortaleza in San Juan. This jewelry store produced many silver ex-votos, probably using this bellows in the process.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bellows
Date made
mid 20th century
Physical Description
metal; wood; twine; rubber; vinyl (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
twine (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 cm x 22.5 cm x 30.5 cm; 7 1/2 in x 8 7/8 in x 12 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.0517
catalog number
1997.0097.0517
accession number
1997.0097
subject
Daily Life
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Jewelry
Work
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Bellows
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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