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Object ID # 1991.021.002
Object Name Plug, Spark
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 20th-century
Artist ...Cleveland
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Description DIAMOND REFLEX spark plug. This spark plug has a white porcelain insulator, with black-printed lettering (on one side only). "Made in the U.S.A......Co., Cleveland" This spark plug also has "175" on it. The metal section of this spark plug is a dull grey colour, with a threaded end.
Makers mark Transfer-printed lettering
The spark plug also has "175".
Provenance 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/Glaze
Dimensions W-2.5 L-9 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
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.