Grease Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1700-1750

GUSN

GUSN-2201

Description

Channel lamp with bulbous panelled reservoir with long spout descending from four triangular arms to a pierced plate having four splayed projections; a cast hanging hole at base of lamp probably held a drip cup.

Details

Descriptive Terms

grease lamps
brass (alloy)
casting (process)
Brass
Cast
LAMP, GREASE

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

5 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.222