Whale oil lamp, electrified

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1834-1867

GUSN

GUSN-7658

Description

Lamp: transparent vaseline colored body with flared foot on bulbed and faceted stem. Square and thumbprint pattern ("three block and punty") on hexagonal font with domed top and brass collar. Shade: frosted white glass with thin neck and rippled flared mouth with grapes and vine etching. Fitted for electricity.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whale oil lamps
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
brass (alloy)
plate (material)
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
frosting
plating (metal coating)
pressing
opaque white glass
glass (material)
vine scrolls
fingerprints
Brass
Pressed
Plated
Glass
Frosted
Etched
Vine
Thumbprint
LAMP, OIL

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

19.625 x 5.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.379.2