Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD


Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD, side 1

A large 12 by 13-inch axe head displaying red, white and blue paint; silver painted
cutting edge…wood handle (42-inches). The burner spout and shield are angled so that
when the ax rests on shoulder the decoration and flame are vertically aligned. Rail-
splitter ax torches are mentioned in Political Campaign Torches by Herbert R. Collins
(Smithsonian Institution, 1964) page 31, a description of a battle axes. The author
mentions two examples, one within the collections of two Washington D.C.
museums…the Lincoln Museum, and the U.S. National Museum. Scatted dings and
small paint losses; missing burner/cap.


Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD, side 2

Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD, axe head side 1

Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD, axe head side 2

Rail-Splitters Campaign Torch, Political, Lincoln, Painted Tin, Wood Handle
Unknown maker, Lincoln campaign of 1860 and 1864, BEST FORM
AMERICAN SHIELD, detail view

$12,500.00

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