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Flashlight (Thailand)

This is a flashlight. It is dated ca. 1970–85 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is chrome-plated metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The development of explosion-proof flashlights and lanterns in the late 1930s, and the huge demand for them during World War II, helped create a market for industrial flashlights in the years following the war. Rayovac launched its famous steel Sportsman flashlight in 1949. This model is a later version of the Sportsman, with a chrome-plated metal case instead of the heavier steel of the original.

This object was donated by Max Pine. It is credited Gift of Barbara and Max Pine.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 18 x 5.6 cm (7 1/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped in circular battery compartment cap: "Rayovac/Thailand"

Cite this object as

Flashlight (Thailand); chrome-plated metal; H x diam.: 18 x 5.6 cm (7 1/16 x 2 3/16 in.); Gift of Barbara and Max Pine; 1993-133-17

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection.

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