Another Mystery Item: Brass and Glass

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I’m curious to know if you know what the item in this photograph is, and how it was used. I do know, but only because my father, Deane Gunderson, told me.

If you prefer to not comment below, but would like to email to tell me your guess, or your in-the-know answer, feel free to do so. mariongundersonart@gmail.com

Clicking on this photo will magnify detail.

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(Click here to go to Louise Gunderson Shimon’s blog’s home page.)

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2 Responses to “Another Mystery Item: Brass and Glass”

  1. Patti Collett Says:

    I’m guessing it’s a sediment bulb from an old tractor. I think it held the sediment from the fuel so it didn’t get in the motor.

  2. Clara Hoover Says:

    Patti: Wow! Assuming you’re right, you’re really knowledgeable about a lot of these things. I was going to guess this was a kerosene headlamp on a really old automobile.

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