Whale Oil Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2861

Description

Double whale oil burner on cylindrical reservoir on tapering ringed staudard and deep, circular, flar rimmed saucer-like base.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whale oil lamps
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Pewter
LAMP, OIL

Inscription

Under the drip pan is a taped inscription in ink that reads: B.K. LITTLE . Also underneath on a partial jelly jar label it reads: 750 .

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4.5 (H), 3.125 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1321