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1975

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1985

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1993

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Flashlight (USA), ca. 1980

This is a Flashlight. It is dated ca. 1980 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is chrome-plated metal, plastic. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The use of bright red-orange plastic, rather than metal, for elements like the bulb housing and the on/off switch make the flashlight easier to spot and operate during an emergency.

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

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Path Finder, 2014–17
  • electronic components, printed circuit board, laser, rubber, plastic.
  • Purchased by the museum for the exhibition.
  • s-e-2653

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 18.5 x 5 cm (7 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Flashlight (USA), ca. 1980; chrome-plated metal, plastic; H x diam.: 18.5 x 5 cm (7 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.); Gift of Barbara and Max Pine; 1993-133-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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