Oil cup

Object Number: 
1941.878
Date: 
1887-1939
Medium: 
Brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on lid: "THE LUNKENHEIMER CO. CIN. O./SENTINEL NO. 2/PAT'D/MAR 15/1887"
Description: 
Brass and glass oil cup composed of cylindrical glass cup and brass fittings and drainage pipe; maker's mark impressed on lid.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this oil cup from the ferryboat the 'Albany' (1883-1939).
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group