Bakelite Rotor

Bakelite Rotor

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The “Roto Beam / M. Weber / Chicago, IL.” inscription on this Bakelite rotor refers to a fan that was designed by Max Weber, and produced by the Roto-Beam Air Circulation Company.
Max Weber, “Air Circulation,” U.S. Patent 2,088,312 (July 27, 1937).
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Object Name
fan blade
Bakelite Rotor
Date made
ca. 1930
date made
ca 1930
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
overall: 86 mm x 247 mm; 3 3/8 in x 9 3/4 in
overall: 3 3/8 in x 9 5/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 24.4475 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Union Carbide Corporation
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National Museum of American History
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