Torch, 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Accessory/Torch/Relay
Date Used
1996
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Brief Description
The torch comprises of two ribbed aluminium cylinders and a wooden handle in between, with brass rings interspersed along the length of the torch, with a stemmed brass cap at the base. The ribbing in the upper aluminium section separates and opens out slightly.These "reeds", represent the 22 cities who had hosted a modern Olympic Games.The flame mechanism features inside, through the opening. The upper brass band features a geometric, and a naturalistic floral design, with the twice repeated Atlanta Olympics logo, with the inscription: 'Atlanta 1996'. The lower brass band features an engraving of all the names and locations of the modern Olympic game inclusive of Atlanta.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 803 W: 60 D: 60mm (H: 31 5/8 W: 2 3/8 D: 2 3/8")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1996
Location
In storage
Registration No
1997.3270.2

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