Early Closure

On Saturday, February 22, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution will close at 2 pm, and the Museum will close at 5 pm.

Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1953.691
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Glass, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 10.8 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; bell-shaped font with molded vertical bands of diagonal ribs applied loop handle with crimped end; threaded brass collar and single wick holder.
Gallery Label: 
These lamps are known as hand lamps or night lights. According to the accession records, this is a camphene lamp that burned a fluid made from a distillate of camphor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group