Collecting Antique Spark Plugs

Antique spark plugs tell tale of American industrialism and ingenuity

A Rawa primer plug made in Germany, one of only three known. The plug was one of the first Bob bought. “I had no idea what it was,” he says. “I stayed up half the night to get it off eBay.” He dates the piece (which has an ebony handle) to the years immediately preceding World War I.
A Rawa primer plug made in Germany, one of only three known. The plug was one of the first Bob bought. “I had no idea what it was,” he says. “I stayed up half the night to get it off eBay.” He dates the piece (which has an ebony handle) to the years immediately preceding World War I.