Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

Oil lamp: circles pattern

Object Number: 
INV.3995
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 4 7/8 in. ( 27.9 x 12.4 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed, tapering cylindrical font with two bands of connected concentric circles; font joined with wafer to hexagonal baluster standard mounted on hexagonal base with incurving sides; brass collar.
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group