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IBM Flashlight

IBM Flashlight

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This flashlight has an oval cross-section and a plastic exterior. On the front is a blue "IBM" logo on a white background. On the back is black text that reads "DORCY" and "KOREA." The top has a clear oval-shaped cover with bulb behind it. On the right side is a black operating switch. Down the center is a black rectangular spring-loaded clip which can be detached by sliding it out. A long rectangular magnet is on the reverse of the clip.
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Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 2 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 6.096 cm x 8.255 cm
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David DeJean
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National Museum of American History
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