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Mini-Maglite Flashlight

This is a flashlight. It is dated 1984 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is machined anodized aluminum alloy, krypton lightbulb. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Mini-Maglite.

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

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 14.5 x 2.6 cm (5 11/16 x 1 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped around rim of lamp housing: "MINI-MAGLITE (R) MFG BY MAG INSTRUMENT-ONTARIO, CA-USA"

It is inscribed

Stamped on side of lamp housing: "DREXEL BURNHAM / LAMBERT/High Yield &/ Convertible Securities"

Cite this object as

Mini-Maglite Flashlight; United States; machined anodized aluminum alloy, krypton lightbulb; H x diam.: 14.5 x 2.6 cm (5 11/16 x 1 in.); Gift of Max and Barbara Pine; 1994-59-14

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Making Design and IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection.

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