This is an original 1891 half-page print article about a battery-operated Electric Lighter for general uses, manufactured by the Barr Electric Manufacturing Company, 17-19 Broadway, New York. This lighter consists simply of a cylindrical case of sheet metal, with base piece and cover attached with the aid of bolted-through rods. The exterior may be made plain, or decorated to suit the customer. In the interior of the cylinder is placed a cell of primary battery, which is set in action by pressing down the center rod seen projecting from the top of the cover.
This 120+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is bleed through showing in this article.
Product Type: Original Print Article; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +
Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 12.25 inches; 23 x 31 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)