$150.00

SKU: US16448 Categories: , Product ID: 2615

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LIGHTING AND HEATING OUTFIT- RED CROSS, FOR A HOSPITAL TENT, MADE FOR ACETYLENE OR CARBIDE GAS: BOX IS STENCILED ON OUTSIDE IN WHITE LETTERS ON THE FRONT OF THE RED BOX AND RED CROSS EMBLEM ON THE SIDE. THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE INSIDE THE LID, BOX HOLDS A COMPLETE “PREST-O-LITE” HEATING AND LIGHT UNIT (HOOKED TO A PORTABLE PRESTO-LITE” ACETYLENE CYLINDER). THIS “PRESTOLITE” SYSTEM WAS USED ON CAR LIGHTS OF THE PERIOD. WE HAD THE SYSTEM ON OUR 1917 STEWART TRUCK AND 1914 MAXWELL CAR, AND YOU CAN STILL GET THE CYLINDERS(OR USE A MODERN WELDING CYLINDER) TO USE WITH THE HOOK-UPS (AND HEW TUBING) JUST AS WE DID. IN WWI THEY ALSO HAD CARBIDE PRODUCING CYLINDERS TO MAKE GAS IF ACETYLENE WAS UNAVAILABLE (ALSO SHOWN ON THE INSTRUCTIONS). A VERY NEAT WWI HOSPITAL ACCESSORY. WE INTENDED TO USE IT BUT JUST NEVER GOT A CHANCE!