Whale Oil Chamber Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-310760

Description

Pewter whale oil chamber lamp with circular loop handle and tray base.\n \n Pewter hand lamp with cylindrical body, small circular loop handle, a stem with a single central knop, and a circular tray base. Bottom stamped "A. Porter" for pewterer Allen Porter, Westbrook, Maine.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chamber lamps
pewter (tin alloy)
Lamp
Lamp, Oil
Lamp, Oil

Inscription

"A. PORTER." (Bottom stamped )

Additional Identification Number

1299.55
C30

Maker

Porter, Allen, 1799-1862 (Pewterer)

Location of Origin

Westbrook, ME, United States

Object Type

Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices

Dimensions

5 1/2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust

Accession Number

2015.62.55

Places

Westbrook (Cumberland county, Maine)