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Camphene Lamp

Description

A glass lamp for sperm-oil, although it is now electrified. It has a pressed heart pattern in the front and a heavy 6 sided base. It has a metal ring on the top. It is now electrified with a "modern" bulb, pleated paper and plastic shade.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1875
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
glassblowing
pressing
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Blown
camphene lamps
Glass
glass (material)
glassblowing
LAMP, CAMPHENE
Pressed
pressing
Dimensions
10 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.494
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2469
Reference Notes
Cooke, Lawrence S.. "Lighting in America", Antiques Magazine Library. [No Publisher].

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