Gas lighter

Object Number: 
1947.244
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 × 29 1/4 × 3 7/8 in. (2.5 × 74.3 × 9.8 cm)
Marks: 
molded: on the finial: "HOUGHIN/ DIAMOND"
Description: 
Iron gas lighter with a turned wooden handle; two circular tubes attached with a metal plate to the center of the handle, one curves out at the end and is strung through with a wick, other tube is straight with an open, heart-shaped finial at the end; "HOUGHIN" molded on one side of the finial and "DIAMOND" on the opposite side.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William A. Robbins
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group