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Camphene lamp

1977.293 (RS116529)

Description

Square gray marble base with four ball feet at corners; brass ringed support upholds clear round glass font for fuel with large "bulls eye" type pressed motif above cross hatched and swag motif. Electrified.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1795-1845
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
marble (rock)
pressing
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
camphene lamps
Glass
glass (material)
LAMP, CAMPHENE
Marble
marble (rock)
Pressed
pressing
Dimensions
8.688 (H), 4.5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.293
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
3968

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