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Grease Lamp

Description

Channel lamp with bulbous panelled reservoir with long spout descending from four triangular arms to a pierced plate having four splayed projections; a cast hanging hole at base of lamp probably held a drip cup.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1700-1750
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
casting (process)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Cast
casting (process)
grease lamps
LAMP, GREASE
Dimensions
5 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.222
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2201

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