Non-electric fanHousehold Electric Fan19th century depiction of ancient Egyptian fans and other items.19th century depiction of a Japanese folding fan.
Discover great deals on the many hard to find items available only on eBay!

Fans

A fan has two purposes – to move air for creature comfort or for ventilation and to move air or gas from one location to another for industrial purposes. Fans have broad surfaces that usually revolve. more...

HomeHome
Children'sChildren's
Men's & Women's AccessoriesMen's & Women's Accessories
BeltsBelts
Canes, Walking SticksCanes, Walking Sticks
EyeglassesEyeglasses
FansFans
GlovesGloves
Handbags, PursesHandbags, Purses
HandkerchiefsHandkerchiefs
Hat BoxesHat Boxes
Men's HatsMen's Hats
Other Vintage AccessoriesOther Vintage Accessories
Scarves, WrapsScarves, Wraps
SunglassesSunglasses
TiesTies
Umbrellas, ParasolsUmbrellas, Parasols
Women's HatsWomen's Hats
Men's ClothingMen's Clothing
Men's ShoesMen's Shoes
Miscellany Miscellany
Reproductions & CostumesReproductions & Costumes
Unisex & T-ShirtsUnisex & T-Shirts
Women's ClothingWomen's Clothing
Women's ShoesWomen's Shoes

Leaves or flat objects, waved to produce a more comfortable atmosphere, are the simplest kind of fan.

Applications include ornamental decorations, climate control, cooling system, refreshing air, personal wind-generation (e.g., an electric table fan), ventilation (e.g., an exhaust fan), winnowing (e.g., separating chaff of cereal grains), removing dust (e.g., sucking as in a vacuum cleaner), drying (usually in addition to heat) and to provide draft for a fire.

History

Etymology

Old English fann referred to a basket or shovel for winnowing. It was a loan from Latin vannus, with the same meaning, derived from ventus "wind" or a related root (cf. vates). In the sense of "device for moving air" the word is first attested 1390, the hand-held version is first recorded in 1555.

Ancient

Fan history stretches back thousands of years. Since antiquity, fans have possessed a dual function – a status symbol and a useful ornament. In the course of their development, fans have been made of a variety of materials and have included decorative artwork. The simplest fans are leaves or flat objects, waved to produce a cooler atmosphere. These rigid or folding hand-held implements have been used for cooling, for air circulation, as a ceremonial device, and as a sartorial accessory throughout the world from ancient times. They are still widely used.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

New Blue Hand Folding Gold Lace Flower Floral Brocade Party Decor FanNew Blue Hand Folding Gold Lace Flower Floral Brocade Party Decor Fan $9.99 Hand Painted Wood And Fabric Hand Fan SignedHand Painted Wood And Fabric Hand Fan Signed $80.00
Dainty Antique 1920s Hand Painted Fan With Ducklings And Carved Wood Frame Pp212Dainty Antique 1920s Hand Painted Fan With Ducklings And Carved Wood Frame Pp212 $65.00 Retro Japanese Style Hand-painted Sakura Hand Fan Folding Fan Wedding PartyRetro Japanese Style Hand-painted Sakura Hand Fan Folding Fan Wedding Party $4.98
Vintage Retro Peony Flower Hand Fan Folding Pocket Fan Wedding Party FancyVintage Retro Peony Flower Hand Fan Folding Pocket Fan Wedding Party Fancy $4.71 Soft Fluffy Lady Burlesque Wedding Hand Fancy Dress Costume Dance Feather Fan JSoft Fluffy Lady Burlesque Wedding Hand Fancy Dress Costume Dance Feather Fan J $1.45
New Style Lady's Red Silk Bamboo Rich Floral Held Folding FanNew Style Lady's Red Silk Bamboo Rich Floral Held Folding Fan $3.86 Vintage Advertising J.C.Hamilton Standard Servine Mattoon Illinois Hand FanVintage Advertising J.C.Hamilton Standard Servine Mattoon Illinois Hand Fan $7.99
Beautiful Purple Spanish Flower Lace Folding Hand Dancing Wedding Decor FanBeautiful Purple Spanish Flower Lace Folding Hand Dancing Wedding Decor Fan $2.45 new silk pink flowers Asian Wedding Favor Gift Fan Party Beach Reception Foldingnew silk pink flowers Asian Wedding Favor Gift Fan Party Beach Reception Folding $5.45 Was: $5.99
v5258 - Vintage Antique Hand Fan - Romantic Hand Painted - Point The Gaze - Woodv5258 - Vintage Antique Hand Fan - Romantic Hand Painted - Point The Gaze - Wood $240.00 Stylish Women Lady Girl Dance Dancing Feather Fan Ball Masquerade Costume PropStylish Women Lady Girl Dance Dancing Feather Fan Ball Masquerade Costume Prop $1.47 Was: $1.54
Bamboo Linen Cotton Hand-painted Japanese Sakura Folding Hand Fan Dance PromBamboo Linen Cotton Hand-painted Japanese Sakura Folding Hand Fan Dance Prom $6.85 Chinese Japanese Folding Silk Bamboo Pocket Fan Red Flower Engraved ClearChinese Japanese Folding Silk Bamboo Pocket Fan Red Flower Engraved Clear $9.99
Spanish Folding Hand Golden Flower Lace Fan Wedding Party Decor FanSpanish Folding Hand Golden Flower Lace Fan Wedding Party Decor Fan $2.98 Hand Held Chinese Art Style Spring Flower Silk Bamboo Folding Wedding Party FanHand Held Chinese Art Style Spring Flower Silk Bamboo Folding Wedding Party Fan $0.01
Vintage Chinese Sandalwood Folding Fan carving dragon Light BrownVintage Chinese Sandalwood Folding Fan carving dragon Light Brown $5.45 Was: $5.99 Bamboo & Cotton Chinese Peony Flower Folding Pocket Hand Fan Wedding FavourBamboo & Cotton Chinese Peony Flower Folding Pocket Hand Fan Wedding Favour $6.85
Pretty Blue Hand Folding Gold Lace Flower Floral Brocade Party Wedding Decor FanPretty Blue Hand Folding Gold Lace Flower Floral Brocade Party Wedding Decor Fan $0.83 Chinese Bridal Party Wood Wooden Folding Hand Fan Wedding Party Summer GiftChinese Bridal Party Wood Wooden Folding Hand Fan Wedding Party Summer Gift $2.12
New Hot Pink Beautiful Floral Spanish Style Folding Hand Painted Fan Gifts (417)New Hot Pink Beautiful Floral Spanish Style Folding Hand Painted Fan Gifts (417) $6.74 Spanish Style Dance Party Wedding Lace Gold Flower Folding Hand Held Fan-BlackSpanish Style Dance Party Wedding Lace Gold Flower Folding Hand Held Fan-Black $0.98
New Spanish Style Dance Party Wedding Lace Water Color Folding Hand Held FanNew Spanish Style Dance Party Wedding Lace Water Color Folding Hand Held Fan $5.99 Folding Silk Handfan 9.5" Double Red Dragon Pattern and Black handle handcraftedFolding Silk Handfan 9.5" Double Red Dragon Pattern and Black handle handcrafted $6.45
New Hand Held Oriental Japanese Purple Flower Print Silk Bamboo Wedding FanNew Hand Held Oriental Japanese Purple Flower Print Silk Bamboo Wedding Fan $0.02 Chinese Folding Silk Handfan 9.5" Double Gold Dragon Pattern handcrafted (409)Chinese Folding Silk Handfan 9.5" Double Gold Dragon Pattern handcrafted (409) $6.45
Vintage Ladies Fan Lot of Six Mourning Hand-painted Japan Wood Bamboo CelluloidVintage Ladies Fan Lot of Six Mourning Hand-painted Japan Wood Bamboo Celluloid $50.00 Spanish Style Purple Dance Wedding Party Lace Silk Folding Hand Held Flower FanSpanish Style Purple Dance Wedding Party Lace Silk Folding Hand Held Flower Fan $0.01
Thai Handcraft Fan. Hand Made Folk Wisdom Woven With Bamboo.Size: 9.5"X11"Thai Handcraft Fan. Hand Made Folk Wisdom Woven With Bamboo.Size: 9.5"X11" $14.45 Vintage Matador Bull Fight Flaminco Dancers Ladies FanVintage Matador Bull Fight Flaminco Dancers Ladies Fan $9.99
Spanish Style Red Dance Wedding Party Lace Silk Folding Hand Held Flower FanSpanish Style Red Dance Wedding Party Lace Silk Folding Hand Held Flower Fan $0.10 Vtg Hand Held Parlor Fan Paper Benihana of Tokyo Menu Mid Century AdvertisingVtg Hand Held Parlor Fan Paper Benihana of Tokyo Menu Mid Century Advertising $13.99
Handmade Bamboo Fan Fabric Classic Thai Elephant Vintage Accessories Green ColorHandmade Bamboo Fan Fabric Classic Thai Elephant Vintage Accessories Green Color $3.99 Vintage Chinese Style Blue Silk Fancy Wood Hand Bflowers Print Folding Hand FanVintage Chinese Style Blue Silk Fancy Wood Hand Bflowers Print Folding Hand Fan $5.92 Was: $6.58
Sale ! Dior Eventail Fan Super Rare Gift Christian Dior Perfume Last One CdgSale ! Dior Eventail Fan Super Rare Gift Christian Dior Perfume Last One Cdg $39.99 new silk Fans Asian Wedding Favor Gift Fan Party Beach Reception Foldingnew silk Fans Asian Wedding Favor Gift Fan Party Beach Reception Folding $5.45 Was: $5.99
Spanish Flamenco Vintage Style Dance Wooden Folding Hand Held Fan-FlowersSpanish Flamenco Vintage Style Dance Wooden Folding Hand Held Fan-Flowers $5.99 1800's Antique Mot
2000
Her Of Pearl Handpainted Silk & Sequins Fan. Excellent1800's Antique Mot 2000 Her Of Pearl Handpainted Silk & Sequins Fan. Excellent $499.99
High Quality vintage inspired Spanish Folding Hand Painted Wood Fan For Her (UsaHigh Quality vintage inspired Spanish Folding Hand Painted Wood Fan For Her (Usa $9.00 Vintage paper fanVintage paper fan $8.00
Vintage Antique hand fan lot 5 feather & tortoise shell as is parts only a messVintage Antique hand fan lot 5 feather & tortoise shell as is parts only a mess $19.99 2x Colorful Sequin Chinese Party Gift Lace Floral Hand Held Folding Fans Useller2x Colorful Sequin Chinese Party Gift Lace Floral Hand Held Folding Fans Useller $5.95
cute Sandalwood panda Wooden Scented for Wedding Party Gift Boxedcute Sandalwood panda Wooden Scented for Wedding Party Gift Boxed $3.63 Was: $3.99 Vintage Retro Wedding Party Flower Hand Fan Banboo Japanese Folding Fan NewVintage Retro Wedding Party Flower Hand Fan Banboo Japanese Folding Fan New $2.32
Handmade Bamboo Aromatic Fans Classic Design Different 6 Kind Sweet Smell NiceHandmade Bamboo Aromatic Fans Classic Design Different 6 Kind Sweet Smell Nice $6.50 Spanish Flamenco Vintage Style Dance Wooden Folding Hand Held Fan-Flowers w BaseSpanish Flamenco Vintage Style Dance Wooden Folding Hand Held Fan-Flowers w Base $9.99
New Spanish Folding Hand Fan Victorian Reinactments 9" Long PinkNew Spanish Folding Hand Fan Victorian Reinactments 9" Long Pink $9.99 Chinese Japanese Folding Black Voile lace Hand Flower Bamboo Asian Pocket FanChinese Japanese Folding Black Voile lace Hand Flower Bamboo Asian Pocket Fan $9.95
Chinese Japanese Folding Blue Butterfly Silk Hand Flower Bamboo Asian Pocket FanChinese Japanese Folding Blue Butterfly Silk Hand Flower Bamboo Asian Pocket Fan $0.74 Spanish Brocade Floral Fabric Lace Folding Hand Dancing Wedding Party Decor FanSpanish Brocade Floral Fabric Lace Folding Hand Dancing Wedding Party Decor Fan $1.26
Vintage Creamy Ivory Celluloid Plastic Pierced Design Hand Held Fan HawaiiVintage Creamy Ivory Celluloid Plastic Pierced Design Hand Held Fan Hawaii $9.99 2x Black Sequin Chinese Party Gift Lace Floral Hand Held Folding Fans Us Seller2x Black Sequin Chinese Party Gift Lace Floral Hand Held Folding Fans Us Seller $5.95
Retro Vintage Sakura Kabuki Pattern Hand Fan Japanese Folding Fan WeddingRetro Vintage Sakura Kabuki Pattern Hand Fan Japanese Folding Fan Wedding $3.34 New Folding Silk Handfan 9.5" Dragon & Phoneix Pattern handcrafted Gifts (404)New Folding Silk Handfan 9.5" Dragon & Phoneix Pattern handcrafted Gifts (404) $6.45
Vintage Oriental Fold Out Hand Fan Pagoda Scene - People's Republic Of ChinaVintage Oriental Fold Out Hand Fan Pagoda Scene - People's Republic Of China $16.22 Was: $24.95 Antique French Mother Of Pearl Hand FanAntique French Mother Of Pearl Hand Fan $990.00
55947 Antique 1890s Louis Xvi Mop W Painted Courtship Folding Fan W Shadowbox55947 Antique 1890s Louis Xvi Mop W Painted Courtship Folding Fan W Shadowbox $246.00 Was: $300.00 9" Chinese Hand Held Sandalwood/Wooden Fan The four seasons flower9" Chinese Hand Held Sandalwood/Wooden Fan The four seasons flower $5.45 Was: $5.99
Chinese Japanese Folding amaranth Silk Hand Bamboo Asian Pocket Fan FlowerChinese Japanese Folding amaranth Silk Hand Bamboo Asian Pocket Fan Flower $7.20 Was: $8.00 New Green Beautiful Floral Spanish Style Folding Hand Painted Fan GiftsNew Green Beautiful Floral Spanish Style Folding Hand Painted Fan Gifts $6.74
Quality Oriental Chinese Hand Folding Fan, Wall Art, Decoration Bamboo & SilkQuality Oriental Chinese Hand Folding Fan, Wall Art, Decoration Bamboo & Silk $12.99 12 Pcs Spanish Flower Print Foldable Lace Trim Hand Fan Decoration Cloth Fabric12 Pcs Spanish Flower Print Foldable Lace Trim Hand Fan Decoration Cloth Fabric $18.95
Wholesale Lot of 12 Multi Colored, Hand Folding Fans Church Fans����Wholesale Lot of 12 Multi Colored, Hand Folding Fans Church Fans���� $3.49 Occupied Japan Hand FanOccupied Japan Hand Fan $3.00
Large Antique Victorian Silk Fan with Hand-Painted FlowersLarge Antique Victorian Silk Fan with Hand-Painted Flowers $45.00 Vintage Antique art nouveau cloth wood pink flower fan stamens as isVintage Antique art nouveau cloth wood pink flower fan stamens as is $19.99
Vintage 40's, 50's Hand Held FanVintage 40's, 50's Hand Held Fan $3.99 12 Pcs Asian Flower Print Foldable Wood Hand Fan Flashing See Through Fabric12 Pcs Asian Flower Print Foldable Wood Hand Fan Flashing See Through Fabric $12.95
New Style Embroidered Fabric Peacock's Tail Folding Hand Held Fan Sequins PartyNew Style Embroidered Fabric Peacock's Tail Folding Hand Held Fan Sequins Party $0.48 7" X 8 "Thai Plastic Fan Handmade Souvenir Free Chipping.7" X 8 "Thai Plastic Fan Handmade Souvenir Free Chipping. $2.00
Chinese Kung Fu/Tai Chi/Dance/Practice Performance Hand Folding Fan BlueChinese Kung Fu/Tai Chi/Dance/Practice Performance Hand Folding Fan Blue $7.99 Chinese Japanese Folding Clear Black Two Section Hand Flower Bamboo Pocket FanChinese Japanese Folding Clear Black Two Section Hand Flower Bamboo Pocket Fan $8.49
Antique / Vintage Folding Paper Fan / Lake George, NyAntique / Vintage Folding Paper Fan / Lake George, Ny $20.00 Vintage Large Spanish Fan Ladies Bull Fight Scene Made In Spain Vintage In BoxVintage Large Spanish Fan Ladies Bull Fight Scene Made In Spain Vintage In Box $35.00
Black Gold Spanish Embroidered Peacock Cloth Folding Hand FanBlack Gold Spanish Embroidered Peacock Cloth Folding Hand Fan $0.99 retro Bamboo Fan Folding Wooden Carved Hand Fans for Outdoor Wedding Party Favorretro Bamboo Fan Folding Wooden Carved Hand Fans for Outdoor Wedding Party Favor $1.26
Vintage hand made folding fanVintage hand made folding fan $65.00 Beautiful Vintage Chinese Scene Hand FanBeautiful Vintage Chinese Scene Hand Fan $50.05 Was: $71.50
New Folding Silk Handfan 9.5" Black with Dragon & Phoenix Design Handcraft (413)New Folding Silk Handfan 9.5" Black with Dragon & Phoenix Design Handcraft (413) $6.45 Wedding Party Decor Fan Lace Spanish Style Golden Flower Folding Hand Fan PurpleWedding Party Decor Fan Lace Spanish Style Golden Flower Folding Hand Fan Purple $0.99
3 Vintage Japanese Hand Held Fans Fireflies Grasshopper Lightning Bugs 7.5"3 Vintage Japanese Hand Held Fans Fireflies Grasshopper Lightning Bugs 7.5" $14.50 5pc Fluffy Lady Wedding Fancy Dress Costume Dancing Feather Fan 4 color you pick5pc Fluffy Lady Wedding Fancy Dress Costume Dancing Feather Fan 4 color you pick $8.99 to $9.99
Hot Chinese Japanese Folding Black Hand Held Fan Silk Flower Bamboo Pocket FanHot Chinese Japanese Folding Black Hand Held Fan Silk Flower Bamboo Pocket Fan $2.61 handmade korea bamboo silk wedding flower party folding fan 20 kinds of designshandmade korea bamboo silk wedding flower party folding fan 20 kinds of designs $19.00
Beautiful Chinese Folding Silk Handfan 9.5" Gold Dragon Pattern handcrafted(408)Beautiful Chinese Folding Silk Handfan 9.5" Gold Dragon Pattern handcrafted(408) $6.45 Foldable Peacock Shining Sequins Hand Fan Bead Black Fabric Decor Fast ShippingFoldable Peacock Shining Sequins Hand Fan Bead Black Fabric Decor Fast Shipping $4.99
Vintage Chinese Sandalwood Folding Fan Great Wall Light BrownVintage Chinese Sandalwood Folding Fan Great Wall Light Brown $5.45 Was: $5.99 New Elegant Fabric Foldable Hand Fan Blue With White Lace Women Girl DecorationNew Elegant Fabric Foldable Hand Fan Blue With White Lace Women Girl Decoration $4.99
Ladies Fragrant Sandalwood Hand Fan Wooden Scented for Wedding Party Gift BoxedLadies Fragrant Sandalwood Hand Fan Wooden Scented for Wedding Party Gift Boxed $4.10 Was: $4.50 Antique Vtg Black Ostrich Feather Fan w/ Faux Tortoise Frame, 12”LAntique Vtg Black Ostrich Feather Fan w/ Faux Tortoise Frame, 12”L $39.99
Painting Plum Blosso Bamboo Chinese Pattern Folding Hand Held Sandalwood FanPainting Plum Blosso Bamboo Chinese Pattern Folding Hand Held Sandalwood Fan $4.85 Vintange Butterfly Lily Flower Hand Fan Japanese Folding Fan Party WeddingVintange Butterfly Lily Flower Hand Fan Japanese Folding Fan Party Wedding $3.29
Wholesale Lot of 12 Multi Colored, Hand Folding Fans Church Fans������� �Wholesale Lot of 12 Multi Colored, Hand Folding Fans Church Fans������� � $2.75 Antique Hand Painted Genuine Cattle Bone Brise Hand Fan For Repair / Spare PartsAntique Hand Painted Genuine Cattle Bone Brise Hand Fan For Repair / Spare Parts $23.99
Hand Held Chinese Art Winter Plum Flower Words Silk Bamboo Folding Decor FanHand Held Chinese Art Winter Plum Flower Words Silk Bamboo Folding Decor Fan $0.02 7" X 8 "Thai Vintage Fan Bamboo Handicraft Thai Handmade Souvenir Free Chipping.7" X 8 "Thai Vintage Fan Bamboo Handicraft Thai Handmade Souvenir Free Chipping. $2.00
Antique Fan from the late 1940’s. Cat no. 3328Antique Fan from the late 1940’s. Cat no. 3328 $61.90 1960's Vintage Handpainted Hand Fan Wood Rice Paper Red Bullfighter Signed1960's Vintage Handpainted Hand Fan Wood Rice Paper Red Bullfighter Signed $52.61
Tan Fan With Open Design WorkTan Fan With Open Design Work $0.99 Rose Red Spanish Flower Sequins Fabric Lace Folding Hand Wedding Dancing FanRose Red Spanish Flower Sequins Fabric Lace Folding Hand Wedding Dancing Fan $1.98
Click to see more Fans items at ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 07/30/15 2:55am.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay