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Whale Oil Lamp, Electrified

1977.383 (RS116623)

Description

Spherical pressed glass font decorated with two bands of six oval facets with alternating ribs in between; terminating in hexagonal base joined with a glass wafer; cylindrical pewter ring at top; electrified.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
flint glass
glass (material)
pewter (tin alloy)
pressing
tin (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
flint glass
Glass
glass (material)
LAMP, OIL
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
Pressed
pressing
tin (metal)
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
17.5 x 14.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.383
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4077

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