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Kerosene Lamp

1971.1046AB (RS117994)

Description

Clear glass chimney (replacement); cylindrical, slightly bulbous below waist, tapering again to base; lamp is brass plated copper; foot has punched quatrefoil motif at base, steps upward to ring turned stem which has punched air vents; font is bulbous with ring turning and stepped shoulder to cylindrical burner screw cap on shoulder.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1884
Inscriptions
Chimney stamped ""MACBETH No 123 PEARGLASS D""; lamp stamped on side of shoulder ""THE ROCHESTER"" PAT JAN 15 1884.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
copper (metal)
glass (material)
plate (material)
punching (surface marking technique)
Object type
Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Copper
copper (metal)
Glass
glass (material)
kerosene lamps
Lamp
Lamp, Kerosene
plate (material)
Punched
punching (surface marking technique)
Quatrefoil
quatrefoils
Dimensions
11.75 (H), 6.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1046AB
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5957

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