Individual trays like this one, slightly larger than the fan, are made of double layer archival corrugated board and padded with a sheet of 1/8” Volara covered in cotton or silk knit. In this case, the fan is also inset into the padded mount as a precaution to capture any parts that might become dislodged in the future. The walls can be built up around the fan using polyester batting, or depressions can be cut out in the foam and sewn in place with cotton bookbinder twine. An additional barrier of PhotoTex paper, Remay, or Tyvek can be used to prevent rough materials from catching on knit surfaces.
The custom sizing of these mounts makes it possible to fit more fans closely in limited drawer space. Each fan is secured to its mount with cotton twill tying tape, making it safe for the fans to be handled and moved by their mounts.
This silk-covered board is padded with polyester batting to match and support the arch of the hand screen.
Attached to the mount at the handle, the hand screen can be moved by lifting the mount, which eliminates the need for direct contact.
The Coroplast box used for this fixed fan is made to be deep enough to accommodate the full volume of the feathers.
The handle is tied with twill tape to the foam block support.