headlight dimmer

headlight dimmer

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According to the donor, this Recto headlight dimmer was made for a Ford automobile.
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Object Name
Headlight Dimmer
Date made
Recto Manufacturing Company
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
bakelite (overall material)
cardboard (container material)
overall: 38 mm x 83 mm x 145 mm; 1 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 5 11/16 in
overall: 1 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 14.605 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Plastics Institute of America
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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