Gas lighter

Object Number: 
Z.2727
Date: 
ca. 1880-1900
Medium: 
Wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 61 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 in. ( 156.2 x 7 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
molded: on the finial: "HOUGHIN/ NEW YORK"
Description: 
Brass gas lighter with a wooden handle; two circular tubes attached with a metal cap to the center of the handle, one tube curves out at the end and the other tube is straight with an open, ovoid finial, covered in molded diamonds at the end; "HOUCHIN" molded on one side of the finial and "NEW YORK" on the opposite side.
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Creative: Tronvig Group