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Lamp, Oil

1940.377 (RS104207)

Description

Pewter lamp with reservior for oil; horizontal bands around the body of the lamp; long narrow trunk connects base to the body; can be unscrewed into three pieces. Accession book indicates that it is "incomplete."

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Inscriptions
"PATENTED" (stamped)
Material
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Lamp, Oil
lamps (lighting devices)
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 6 1/2 (HxW), 2 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.377
Credit Line
Gift from Mrs. Edward J. Holmes
GUSN
40550

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