Camphene oil lamp base

Object Number: 
1919.13
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 7/8 x 3 5/8 in. ( 22.5 x 9.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp cast in single mold; domed font with tapering cylindrical sides with alternating bands of pairs of circles and faceted grid; hexaginal baluster standard and hexagonal base with incurving sides; pewter collar, top, and splayed wick tubes with caps.
Gallery Label: 
The domed top of this lamp's font was formed by using the Magoun Patent method. This method, invented by Joseph Magoun of the New England Glass Company in 1847, eliminated moldmarks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the sides of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Grace A. Garrison
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group