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LaFollette Wheeler thimble
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Details

Object ID 002042

Object Name LaFollette Wheeler thimble

Object Desc Small silver thimble with red, white, and blue banner across the bottom with LaFollette and Wheeler written there.

Collection Special Collection #1

Accession # DC000028

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Political

Source

Source Category Dan's Loan

Accession Date APR 28,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Political Room Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords LaFollette, Robert,Wheeler,thimble,politicians,politicians, Wisconsin,politics,politics, Wisconsin,sewing,


Title Dietz lamp

Description Small black Dietz kerosene lantern.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 8

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 22.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details handle is 8" tall

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Dietz

Maker Details R.E. Dietz Company was a lighting products manufacturer. They are best known for hot blast and cold blast kerosene lanterns. The company started in 1840 when its founder, 22 year old Robert E. Dietz purchased a Lamp & Oil business in Brooklyn, New York. Though famous for well built indoor & outdoor kerosene lanterns, the company was a major player in the automotive lighting industry from the 1920s through into the 1960s. R.E. Dietz also produced the majority of road work warning lights. First oil lanterns (Traffic-Gard trademark) and road torches which looked like cannon balls with large wicks. Kerosene was normally used in these lamps. Later they developed some of the first transistorized warning lights (Visi-Flash trademark) using standard 6v lantern batteries. These lights either blinked in timed intervals or had a steady light.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption DC000028

Description

Conditions

Date APR 28,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Ted Eberle

Notes The thimble itself and the writing are in good condition.


Events

Date APR 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Political Room Exhibit from Piano exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Date APR 28,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Date APR 18,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes