Electrified Whale Oil Lamp

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1825-1840

GUSN

GUSN-7590

Description

Transparent canary yellow body. Mold-blown elongated font, squared at shoulders with loop-type vacetted side panels. Slightlyf domed top fitted with iron collar. Free-blown wafer joins font to base. Hexagonal base with facetted sides tapering to two facetted rings at stem. Original burner replaced with electric fitting. Accordion-pleated paper lamp shade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whale oil lamps
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
glassblowing
glass (material)
blow molding
pressing
Glass
Pressed
Blown
LAMP, OIL

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Sandwich, MA, USA

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

18.375 x 4.625 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.535

Places

Massachusetts (United States)