European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
"Filterjet" FanMade in United States, North and Central America
Designed by Peter Schlumbohm, American (born Germany), 1896 - 1962. Made by Chemex Corporation, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1936 - present.
Plastic and rubber composite housing, filter paper discs
Currently not on view
1983-48-1Gift of Chemex Corporation, 1983
LabelWhen Chemex introduced the "Filterjet" fan in 1951, it was advertised as "the first electric fan that filters air," without the aid of blades. Schlumbohm designed a number of products for Chemex, including a well-known coffeemaker and a water kettle.