Camphene lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1795-1845

GUSN

GUSN-3968

Description

Square gray marble base with four ball feet at corners; brass ringed support upholds clear round glass font for fuel with large "bulls eye" type pressed motif above cross hatched and swag motif. Electrified.

Details

Descriptive Terms

camphene lamps
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
marble (rock)
pressing
Glass
Brass
Marble
Pressed
LAMP, CAMPHENE

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

8.688 (H), 4.5 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.293

Places

Probably