Oil cup

Object Number: 
1941.871
Date: 
ca. 1885
Medium: 
Brass, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 3 in. ( 20.3 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on lid: "PAT. JAN 26, 68/[?]" engraved: on front: "J. H. TREMPER/1885"
Description: 
Urn-shaped cast brass oil cup with hinged lid and removable copper dipstick; name and date engraved [later] on front.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this oil cup was from the steamboat the 'J.H. TREMPER'.
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