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Letha's Electric Fan


Silver Swan Electric Fan, ca. 1935
Photo courtesy of Emerson Air Comfort Products

Letha's Electric Fan


http://www.fancollectors.org/fanhistory.htm

This block was published in the Kansas City Star in 1938.

That was four years after the Emerson Co. came out with a fan called the Silver Swan. It was not only a top seller but became "a design icon," one journalist wrote.*

The layout is made of four rectangular blocks, each with a quarter-block fan, placed on a 12 x 12 grid.

*John Seabrook, "James Dyson: "Annals of Invention:
How to Make It," The New Yorker, 9/20/2010.


Twist Patchwork

Twist Patchwork

This version of Twist Patchwork is from Yvonne Khin's Collectors Dictionary of Quilt Names and Patterns.