Kerosene Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1884

GUSN

GUSN-5957

Description

Clear glass chimney (replacement); cylindrical, slightly bulbous below waist, tapering again to base; lamp is brass plated copper; foot has punched quatrefoil motif at base, steps upward to ring turned stem which has punched air vents; font is bulbous with ring turning and stepped shoulder to cylindrical burner screw cap on shoulder.

Details

Descriptive Terms

kerosene lamps
brass (alloy)
plate (material)
copper (metal)
glass (material)
punching (surface marking technique)
quatrefoils
LampLamp, KeroseneCopper
Brass
Glass
Punched
Quatrefoil
Lamp, Kerosene

Inscription

Chimney stamped ""MACBETH No 123 PEARGLASS D""; lamp stamped on side of shoulder ""THE ROCHESTER"" PAT JAN 15 1884.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Equipment; Lighting Devices

Dimensions

11.75 (H), 6.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1046AB