Thursday, 12 March 2009

This Week - Thermos Flask and Torch







This week in the Museum we were trying to find out exactly how old these objects were.

We think the flask dates from the 1920's and the torch from the 1930's. The torch is manufactured by a company called 'Vesta'.

These may seem like mundane objects for a museum, but they are an important part of history. Where would the working man be without the flask? The electric torch replaced the candle and paraffin lamp providing a much safer means of portable light.

If anyone reading this can shed any light on the age of these objects please email us at: ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk.

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