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Electrified Whale Oil Lamp

1949.535 (RS119653)

Description

Transparent canary yellow body. Mold-blown elongated font, squared at shoulders with loop-type vacetted side panels. Slightlyf domed top fitted with iron collar. Free-blown wafer joins font to base. Hexagonal base with facetted sides tapering to two facetted rings at stem. Original burner replaced with electric fitting. Accordion-pleated paper lamp shade.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1825-1840
Location of origin
Sandwich, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
blow molding
glass (material)
glassblowing
pressing
Object type
Lighting Device
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
blow molding
Blown
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
Glass
glass (material)
glassblowing
LAMP, OIL
Pressed
pressing
whale oil lamps
Dimensions
18.375 x 4.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.535
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7590

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