Tinder Cord Lighter

Tinder Cord Lighter

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Object Name
Other Terms
Lighter; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
19th century
year acquired
place made
South America
place acquired
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
silver plate (tube, cap, hook, chains material)
steel (firesteel material)
gilded white metal (decorative plaques material)
overall, chain extended: 1/2 in x 20 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 1.27 cm x 52.705 cm x 8.255 cm
overall, minimum storage: 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 8.255 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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