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Object ID 000859

Object Name Blow Torch

Object Desc Blow torch made of brass with a wooden handle. Base is gold and upper parts are black. Manufacturer unknown.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000780

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General Category History

Category Tools


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords blow torch,torch,soldering,plumbing,

Title Blow Torch

Description Blow torch made of brass. Circular base (fuel tank) is painted gold. Brass portion of the handle attached to base is also gold with a wooden part where you hold the torch. The nozzle and the control knob are also of brass, they are attached to the base and they are black. Knob has a wavy shape.There is an elongated piece that is attached to and sits right below the nozzle that is also black.The pump is black on its bottom with a gold circular top. Bottom is of a copper color.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 5.5

Circumference 18

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Diameter and circumference refer to the widest part of the base. Lenght from the nozzle to the knob is 6.5 inches. Handle is 4 inxhes high and approximately 2.5 inches wide.

Quantity 1



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Image Caption CMY780



Date JUL 24,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes The golden base, handle and pump top all have several black scratch marks on their surface. The base also has a few spots where the gold paint has come off revealing a dark gray color underneath. There are also some brown dot stains on one side of the base as well as some black ones. The black parts of the tool, namely the knob, the nozzle, bottom part of the pump and the piece right below the nozzle all show some corrosion. A lot of it is concentrated on this elongated piece that sits below the nozzle. Wooden handle is in good condition. The bottom shows several scratches, a few black smudges and a good amount of corrosion along the edges.