Ballot Box Torch Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1880-1900

GUSN

GUSN-2215

Description

Globular glass reservoir held between four painted tin posts and pierced square tin plates, iron bail handle with a tin collar; painted red, white and blue; globe holds wick and long metal collar.

Details

Descriptive Terms

torches (lighting devices)
kerosene lamps
glass (material)
molding (forming)
painting (coating)
tin (metal)
Tin
Glass
Painted
Molded
Lamp, Kerosine

Inscription

Molded on glass reservoir: ""A&W Mfg Co. Chicago JAN. 27-80"".

Associated Building

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

Maker

A & W Manufacturing Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Chicago, IL, USA

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

7 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.224

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