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Whale Oil Hand Lamp

2015.62.67 (RS239265)

Description

Clear glass oil lamp with cylindrical tin burner insert in top. The lamp body is shaped like a teacup, including ear-shaped side handle, on stem and flat, round base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1830
Location of origin
United States
Material
glass (material)
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
Lamp
Lamp, Oil
tin (metal)
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
5 1/4 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
2015.62.67
Credit Line
Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust
GUSN
310772

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