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Object ID # 1993.013.001
Object Name Heater, Block
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Date 1940's?
Made Standard Appliance
Place of Origin Toronto, Ontario
Description Radiative-type automotive engine block heater, No. H33, 300 watts, manufactured by STANDARD APPLIANCE...Toronto, Canada, 1940s item. 330 watts, 115 volts
There is a white ceramic insulator within, with horizontal wire coils on it. The insulator has "STANDARD" embossed. The casing of the heater is beige-coloured, with many circular fenestrations, to let the heat escape. There is a metal hook on the top of the casing. The plastic electric cord is black and has a two-pronged plug. Printed on the electric cord is "LEVITON SIZE EIGHTEEN TYPE HPN HEATER CORD." There is a black and silver adhesive label that reads "CAUTION / DO NOT HANG BY CORD / USE HOOK ONLY./ Hang cord end down." Impressed in the metal at the top of the casing is the manufacturer's identification: "STANDARD APPLIANCE...TORONTO, CANADA."
Provenance Made in Toronto by the Standard Appliance Company of Toronto, Ontario. Provenance unknown. Last owned by Gilbert Rice, an automotive mechanic who belonged to the Bluewater branch of the Antique & Classic Car Club of Canada.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Ceramic/Plastic/Wire
Dimensions H-30 Dia-12 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Rice, Gilbert