Flashlight in case

Flashlight in case
Title
Flashlight in case
Date 
ca. 2000
Medium 
Aluminum, nylon
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 15.9 x 4.1 cm )
Description 
Blue aluminum flashlight in black webbing holster for belt. Used by donor during blackout 2003.
Credit Line 
Gift of Steven J. Taylor
Object Number 
2004.4ab
Marks 
inscription: In rim of light: "MINI MAGLIGHT (R) AA Mag Instrument -California, USA [logo]"
Gallery Label 
This diminutive flashlight became an essential way-finding tool on Thursday, August 14, 2003, when it helped Steven Taylor and Amy Weinstein light their way from Manhattan, where they were working, to their apartment in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The massive blackout on August 14 paralyzed New York City as well as much of the northeast, stranding thousands of workers living in the outer boroughs and suburbs without public transportation.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group