Liquid Burning Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1845-1865

GUSN

GUSN-11027

Description

Pressed clear glass camphene(?) lamp, of goblet form, its domed top has straight tapered sides with waffle & thump print pattern and a notched rim. There is an outflared hexogonal stem and hexogonal base, with metal fitting at the top. It is now fitted as an electric lamp with a six-sided white silky shade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

glass (material)
pressing
Victorian
Glass
Pressed
Victorian
LAMP, CAMPHENE/ ELECTRIC

Inscription

On the bottom underside, there is a NFL paper jelly label with the inscription of: Loaned/by/N.F. Little .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

New England Glass Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Cambridge, USA

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

9.75 x 4.5 (HxW), 7 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1284AB

Places

Possibly
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)