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Governor Bob LaFollette cigar box
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Details

Object ID 002045

Object Name Governor Bob LaFollette cigar box

Object Desc Wooden cigar box featuring a picture of Bob LaFollette taped to the top. 'Governor' scribed into front side of box.

Collection Special Collection #1

Accession # DC000031

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Political

Source

Source Category Dan's Loan

Accession Date APR 28,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Political Room Exhibit

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Governors,LaFollette, Robert,cigars,boxes,politicians, Wisconsin,politicans,cigar boxes,Governors, Wisconsin,


Title Dietz lamp

Description Small black Dietz kerosene lantern.

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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

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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

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Image Caption DC000031

Description

Conditions

Date APR 28,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ted Eberle

Notes The top to the box has been broken off from the rest of the box. The picture of LaFollette on the top is beginning to peel off. Many discolorations and stains on the box.


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