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Shanco Tip Cleaner Offered in 1926 Keystone Catalog
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  Shanco Patented Tip Cleaner with Guy's Dropper Lamp.jpg - SHANCO NO. 125 TIP CLEANER WITH GUY'S DROPPER LAMP - "When you are in the dark alone is when you want the Shanco Tip Cleaner" as advertised by the Shanklin Manufacturing Co. in the 1926 Keystone Catalog.  This tip cleaner was patented by Frank Smelik of Nakomis, Illinois as patent No. 1,486,464 awarded on Mar. 11, 1924.  His patent claims include the tip cleaner is physically attached to the burner tip and when closed the cleaner inserted a small wire into the tip to clear any clogs.  The cleaning process could be done in the dark.  The tip cleaner is marked with the patent date PAT. 3-11-24.  
Shanco Patented Tip Cleaner Closeup
Smelik Tip Cleaner Patent
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Shanco Patented Tip Cleaner with Guy's Dropper Lamp | SHANCO NO. 125 TIP CLEANER WITH GUY'S DROPPER LAMP - "When you are in the dark alone is when you want the Shanco Tip Cleaner" as advertised by the Shanklin Manufacturing Co. in the 1926 Keystone Catalog. This tip cleaner was patented by Frank Smelik of Nakomis, Illinois as patent No. 1,486,464 awarded on Mar. 11, 1924. His patent claims include the tip cleaner is physically attached to the burner tip and when closed the cleaner inserted a small wire into the tip to clear any clogs. The cleaning process could be done in the dark. The tip cleaner is marked with the patent date PAT. 3-11-24. Download Original Image
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