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Whale Oil Lamp

1991.251.1 (RS20936)

Description

Acorn-shaped reservoir on baluster-shaped standard and stepped round base; whale oil burners.

Details

Maker
Putnam, J. H. (Maker)
Date
1835-1855
Inscriptions
1) Impressed maker's mark on base: ""PUTNAM"" within a scalloped edge rectangular reserve. 2) Handwritten paper jelly label on base: ""J.H. Putnam / Malden / 1835-1855"" and ""B.K. LITTLE"".
Location of origin
Malden, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
casting (process)
pewter (tin alloy)
tin alloy
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
casting (process)
LAMP, OIL
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
tin alloy
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
9 1/2 (H), 4 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.251.1
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2241

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