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

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1321