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Letter opener

Object Number: 
2002.1.3469
Date: 
1920-1940
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
10 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.
Description: 
A thin tin letter opener printed with an advertisement for lantern supplies. The end reads in black on gold "The Welsbach Store/ 1133 Broadway/ New York" above a picture of a lantern. Along the blade "Welsbach Lights/ Cut Your Gas Bills In Half". On the reverse "Intensive Welsbach Mantle" above a shield marked "The Shield of Quality/ Welsbach Company/ Phila. P.A., U.S.A.", and along the blade a list of different size mantles and lantern parts.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group