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Object ID 002201

Object Name Tungsten Spark Plug

Object Desc Green metal container with removable lid. Originally contained a spark plug. Made by The Tungsten Manufacturing Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001693a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Automotive


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Garage Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords spark plugs,Tungsten Manufacturing Company,automotive,

Title Tungsten Spark Plug

Description Green metal container with gold and black lettering and removable lid. Empty. Lid reads: "1/2 inch F.O.S." Side 1 reads: "Tungsten Spark Plug. Always on the Job" Side 2 reads: "The Tungsten Mfg. Co. Marshalltown, Iowa. Made in the U.S.A., Sold throughout the world." Side 3: Product image Side 4 reads: "Heavy duty type. Designed especially to meet extreme conditions found in high-compression stationary and tractor engines."


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 1.5

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The Tungsten Mfg. Co.

Maker Details Initially advertised or patented the Tungsten Spark Plug in 1912. The company expanded their market using advertisement cabinets and intensive and thorough dealer follow up systems into 1918. Used movies and newspapers to aid in advertisement campaigns.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1693a-b



Date MAY 16,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Minor scuffs, chipped, worn paint, tarnishing, white paint smudge on side 1


Date MAY 16,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAY 16,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Garage Exhibit from Garage Exhibit - automatic entry by admin