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Gas Valve and Burner Fitting
Gas Valve and Burner Fitting
Resource Typeimage
TitleGas Valve and Burner Fitting
Coverage / Year1913 to 1927
DescriptionThis fitting is made of cast brass and has fleur-de-les ornamentation. A pipe with a threaded socket screw connects the fitting.
InterpretationBefore electricity, many homes and businesses had gas lighting systems. Burners with adjustable valves would be spaced over the room, connected by a thin piping system. This fitting was left over by its owners during the transition to electricity and marks a very specific time in American history.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsUnited States; Electricity; Gas lighting; American inventions
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifier1998.016.0201bb
CONTENTdm file name17135211162002_98.16.201bb.jpg
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