Electrified oil lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1800-1880

GUSN

GUSN-307692

Description

Electrified glass lamp. Blown in 2-piece mold, glass tip pontil scar, round base rising to octagonal knop and thumb-print oil reservoir. Copper fitting around mouth. Now with modern scalloped paper shade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

oil lamps
blown three-mold glass
copper alloy
Lamp
Lamp, Oil
Lamp, Oil

Associated Building

Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

8 1/4 (H), 4 3/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Sortwell

Accession Number

1958.414