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Camphene Lamp

1991.255 (RS20943)

Description

Conical font with splayed double burners on saucer-like base with finger hold; lacquered blue finish with circular mirrored reflector held by tin uprights and rectangular plateau attached to burner neck.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1860
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
camphene lamps
LAMP, CAMPHENE
Painted
painting (coating)
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
7 (H), 4.5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.255
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2256

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