Tinder Cord Lighter

Date Made: 18th centuryYear Acquired: 1924

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: FrancePlace Acquired: France: Île-de-France, Paris

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Credit Line: Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.376796Catalog Number: 376796Accession Number: 136485

Object Name: lighterOther Terms: Lighter; Fire Making Apparatus

Physical Description: silver plate (tube, chains, caps, hook material)gold (decoration material)steel (firesteel material)silk (alma or tinder cord wrapping material)amadou (tinder material)Measurements: overall, extended: 5/8 in x 16 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.5875 cm x 41.275 cm x 5.715 cmoverall, minimum storage: 5/8 in x 4 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 10.16 cm x 3.81 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9fc6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_307746

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