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Valor kerosene heater ex Auckland Harbour Board; Valor; 1989.40.79

Object number

1989.40.79

Accession Date

1989

Name/Title

Valor kerosene heater ex Auckland Harbour Board

Object Type

Object/History

Brief Description

Early Valor kerosene heater decorated with filigree perforations and having a silver grid on the side with the number 525R impressed above it. There is a small shield with "Made in England" impressed upon it. Kerosine heaters were warm, smelly and potentially dangerous. They caused many house fires.

Maker

Valor

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Place Made

United Kingdom

Medium and Materials

Sheet metal

Physical Characteristics

Cylindrical drum mounted on 4 legs

Inscription and Marks

Metal shield with "made in England" impressed upon it. Silver grid with 525 R impressed upon it.

Measurements

610mm H x 330mm dia (base) x 190mm dia (heater)

Credit Line

Gift of the Auckland Harbour Board

Copyright Licence

All rights reserved