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Whale Oil Lamp

1991.1321 (RS21544)

Description

Double whale oil burner on cylindrical reservoir on tapering ringed staudard and deep, circular, flar rimmed saucer-like base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1850
Inscriptions
Under the drip pan is a taped inscription in ink that reads: B.K. LITTLE . Also underneath on a partial jelly jar label it reads: 750 .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
LAMP, OIL
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
4.5 (H), 3.125 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1321
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2861

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