Japanese Hand-Made Trick Fan made for the D.L.Clark confectionery co.
An unlikely survivor, this is a fascinating honeycomb paper trick fan that apparently folds into 25 different designs by moving and gently twisting the fan using the two bamboo sticks. The D.L. Clark Co. was founded in 1886 and manufactured various candy including the popcorn and nut with molasses confection named 'Zig Zag'. These fans were imported from Japan and were made for the shops in the U.S. selling the candy to display.
[Japan]. Made for the D.L. Clark Co. [c1910-20].
Measures approx. 41cm (from tip of bamboo stick to top of paper fan) x 14.3cm (width of fan when folded).
In good to very good condition. General age wear. The fan is fragile but still works. One of the bamboo sticks can be removed from its sleeve. No idea how to make the 25 different patterns but will leave that up to the next owner to discover! nb33110012