Grease cup

Object Number: 
1941.835
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 in. ( 7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on lid: "FERRYBOAT/CLINTON/1862"
Description: 
Circular cast brass grease cup and lid with drainage hole that is composed of a threaded brass tube; ship's name and date engraved (later) on lid.
Gallery Label: 
This grease cup was from the East River steamboat the 'Clinton' (1862-?).
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