Whale Oil Lamp, Electrified

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-4077

Description

Spherical pressed glass font decorated with two bands of six oval facets with alternating ribs in between; terminating in hexagonal base joined with a glass wafer; cylindrical pewter ring at top; electrified.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whale oil lamps
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
flint glass
pewter (tin alloy)
pressing
glass (material)
tin (metal)
Glass
Pewter
Pressed
LAMP, OIL

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

17.5 x 14.875 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.383