"Filterjet" Fan

Designed by Peter Schlumbohm, American (born Germany), 1896 - 1962. Made by Chemex Corporation, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1936 - present.

Made in United States, North and Central America

Designed 1951

Plastic and rubber composite housing, filter paper discs

Diameter: 22 inches (55.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Chemex Corporation, 1983

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When 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.