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Ballot Box Torch Lamp

1991.224 (RS20937)

Description

Globular glass reservoir held between four painted tin posts and pierced square tin plates, iron bail handle with a tin collar; painted red, white and blue; globe holds wick and long metal collar.

Details

Maker
A & W Manufacturing Co. (Maker)
Date
1880-1900
Inscriptions
Molded on glass reservoir: ""A&W Mfg Co. Chicago JAN. 27-80"".
Location of origin
Chicago, IL, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
Illinois (United States)
Descriptive terms
Glass
glass (material)
kerosene lamps
Lamp, Kerosine
Molded
molding (forming)
Painted
painting (coating)
Tin
tin (metal)
torches (lighting devices)
Dimensions
7 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.224
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2215

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