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Object ID # 1992.027.049
Object Name Coil, Ignition
Title Ignition Coil
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Year Range from 1908
Year Range to 1930
Artist Kingston??
Made Kingston?
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Model T automobile's ignition coil, 1920s. The exterior of the coil has a joined-corners wooden carcase.There is no maker's identification. The top has some hardware affixed - a metal plate is screwed down to the wooden carcase. On the top of the metal plate are four screws facing outwards and a circular piece revealed by a hole in the plate. One narrow side has two round contact points, and there is one present on the underside of the base.
Provenance Owned by and used at the Dornoch, Grey County garage owned by J. Leonard Walsh. J. Leonard Walsh operated his garage at Dornoch, Ontario in the 1930s and 1940s. He was an Imperial Oil representative, starting in the 1920s.

Passed to his nephew, Patrick Sweeney, who used to assist his uncle in the garage.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Wood/Metal
Dimensions H-17 W-9.5 L-5.3 cm
Found Dornoch, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Sweeney, Patrick
Walsh, J. Leonard