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Crossfire burner for bending glass tubes in the production of neon signs. Two banks of five burners, each bank mounted to an arced manifold and pointed inward. The burner is mounted to a home-made stand that uses a barbell for a base. Belonged to Emil Kutka of Topeka, former owner of the Neon Advertising Company. City directories indicate that Kutka first came to Topeka in 1954 or 1955, when he began work as a glassblower at Neon Advertising. At that time, the company was affiliated with the Landeene Adverstising Company. By 1970 Kutka was listed as the company's Vice President.

Creator: Hyde Neon Equipment
Date: between 1955 and 2000

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Item Number: 319082
KSHS Identifier: 2015.32.2

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