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Fire Lighter Patent Models

Fire Lighter Patent Models

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Object Name
kindler, fire
patent date
1868-02-25
inventor
Whitney, Levi H.
associated place
United States: California, Vallejo
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
cotton (wick material)
Measurements
overall-long kindler: 1 1/8 in x 21 1/2 in x 2 in; 2.8575 cm x 54.61 cm x 5.08 cm
overall-short kindler: 1 1/8 in x 12 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 30.48 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
DL.329565
catalog number
329565
patent number
74,782
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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