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.

Date Made: mid 20th century

Description (Spanish): El fuelle es un artefacto que se utiliza para soplar aire a fin de encender y avivar el fuego. Este fuelle hecho a mano proviene de la Joyería Bairan, una tienda de joyas de la Calle Fortaleza enSan Juan. En esta joyería se han creado muchos milagros de plata, para cuyo proceso de elaboración probablemente se utilizó este fuelle.Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Puerto Rico

Subject: Daily LifeJewelry


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ethnic, Cultures & Communities, Work, Vidal


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Credit Line: Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0097.0517Catalog Number: 1997.0097.0517Accession Number: 1997.0097

Object Name: Bellowsbellows

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-39f4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_601906

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