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    Antique Stirling engine fan - GIF

    Antique Stirling engine fan. Titled as 175 years old, and made by the East India Company.




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    I want one!
    That's so cool...or not.
    Though it does seem counterproductive if its used for cooling.
    In the winter time it would work as a heated fan.

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    I believe that, during the Raj, another version was used that combined a kerosene lamp for illumination with the Stirling fan to stir the air. Given the climate in India, even a somewhat less than cool breeze was probably much appreciated.

    The idea persists today in the form of wood stove Stirling fans to circulate the heated air.



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