Saturday, June 27, 2015

A flare for the dramatic: Trukflar

A safety or emergency flare, intended for use when your automobile broke down at night.  This thing was covered with stamped patent numbers!

The two later ones refer to patents assigned to Raymond F. Hutt of Fort Madison, Iowa.

Update July 8, 2015.  I stumbled across this image on Etsy:

These flares certainly look like mine,  so it is probably "Another Trukflar" from the Anthes Force Oiler Company of Fort Madison, Iowa.  They made a number of interesting items, including a metal holder for storing automotive lamp bulbs: See Uncle Atom. The firm was wrapped up in 1960, merging with the Gleason Corporation of Milwaukee.

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