Tinder Cord Lighter

Tinder Cord Lighter

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Currently not on view
Object Name
lighter
Other Terms
Lighter; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
18th century
year acquired
1924
place made
France
place acquired
France: Île-de-France, Paris
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 cm
overall, minimum storage: 5/8 in x 4 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 10.16 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
DL.376796
catalog number
376796
accession number
136485
Credit Line
Gift of Virginia W. Hillyer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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