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This small brass torch once held an inflammable substance such as gasoline or kerosene. The “TURNER / THE MARK OF QUALITY / SINCE 1871 / The Turner Brass Works / Sycamore ILLINOIS / U.S.A.” inscription on the paper label refers to a Chicago firm that moved to Sycamore in 1907.
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Object Name
Turner Brass Works
place made
United States: Illinois, Sycamore
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 17.7 cm x 5.1 cm; 6 15/16 in x 2 in
overall: 9 7/8 in x 2 in; 25.0825 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
June W. Leonard
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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