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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
INV.509a
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 4 x 4 in. ( 27.3 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed hexagonal font with panels decorated with hearts with alternating plain and diamond mesh interiors; font joined with wafer to footed square plinth; pewter 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