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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 for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1998.016.0201bb
CONTENTdm file name17135211162002_98.16.201bb.jpg
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