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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
INV.3773
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 3 x 3 in. ( 25.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Green lead glass; pressed. Oil lamp; domed conical font impressed with six vertical rows of 3 block and circular printie patterns with flattened knop joined by wafer to octagonal baluster on square plinth; pewter threaded collar with pewter and tin flared double wick holder that does not fit and is probably not original.
Gallery Label: 
The dome of the font was formed with the Magoun patent method. Developed by Joseph Magoun of the New England Works in 1847, this method eliminated mold marks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the body of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group