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Generator flashlight

Object Number: 
1941.337
Date: 
1914-1919
Medium: 
Steel, glass, aluminum
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 9.5 x 12.1 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on handle under body: "14618/Swiss Made" inscribed: on front end: "PAT. PENDING"
Description: 
Oblong handheld flashlight with concave glass lense, brass finger grip which activates a motor inside, hook on opposite end.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this flashlight belonged to the donor's son, Malcolm Forbes and was a souvenir of World War II.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group