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Object ID # 1991.021.003
Object Name Plug, Spark
Title Splitdorf Spark Plug
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 1920s?
Made Splitdorf
Place of Origin United States of America
Description SPLITDORF spark plug, likely a 1920s item. This spark plug has a white porcelain insulator. The Splitdorf trademark as well as "1" are printed in black on the insulator. The metal section of this spark plug is a dull grey colour, with a threaded end.

Makers mark has the Splitdorf trademark transfer-printed on the insulator in black
Provenance Differently-shaped SPLITDORF spark plugs are advertised in a 1923 catalogue. Therefore this one may also be from the 1920s.

Unknown provenance. Last belonged Gilbert Rice. Rice grew up in Massie, in Holland Township, Grey County. His father was George Rice. Gilbert became a mechanic and a member of the Bluewater branch of the Antique & Classic Car Club of Canada.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Porcelain/Ink
Dimensions W-2.3 L-8.3 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Rice, Gilbert
Function A spark plug is a part that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and carries two electrodes separated by an air gap across which the current from the ignition system discharges to form the spark for combustion.