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Whale Oil Chamber Lamp

2015.62.55 (RS239250)

Description

Pewter whale oil chamber lamp with circular loop handle and tray base.\n \n Pewter hand lamp with cylindrical body, small circular loop handle, a stem with a single central knop, and a circular tray base. Bottom stamped "A. Porter" for pewterer Allen Porter, Westbrook, Maine.

Details

Maker
Porter, Allen, 1799-1862 (Pewterer)
Date
1830-1840
Inscriptions
"A. PORTER." (Bottom stamped )
Location of origin
Westbrook, ME, United States
Material
pewter (tin alloy)
Object type
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices
Places
Westbrook (Cumberland county, Maine)
Descriptive terms
chamber lamps
Lamp
Lamp, Oil
pewter (tin alloy)
Dimensions
5 1/2 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
2015.62.55
Credit Line
Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust
GUSN
310760

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