The mystery item is a Toledo Torch. They were first manufactured in 1929 and they burned kerosene. They are heavily weighted in the bottom to prevent them from tipping over When I was growing up, I remember going by highway construction sites and these torches would be lit as a warning to avoid the area. I was always fascinated by them and would want to know why we could not stop and get one! Now, I CAN have my own because they are still for sale! Click here for Toledo Torches.
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