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
General Category History
Source Category Dan's Loan
Accession Date APR 28,2014
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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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details handle is 8" tall
Place of Origin
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.
Date APR 28,2014
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.