Camphene Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1825-1875

GUSN

GUSN-2469

Description

A glass lamp for sperm-oil, although it is now electrified. It has a pressed heart pattern in the front and a heavy 6 sided base. It has a metal ring on the top. It is now electrified with a "modern" bulb, pleated paper and plastic shade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

camphene lamps
glassblowing
glass (material)
pressing
Glass
Pressed
Blown
LAMP, CAMPHENE

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

10 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.494

Reference Notes

Cooke, Lawrence S.. "Lighting in America", Antiques Magazine Library. [No Publisher].

Places

Massachusetts (United States)