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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
INV.3968b
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions: 
overall: 10 1/4 x 5 in.
Description: 
Colorless lead glass pressed oil lamp; domed tapering hexagonal font with pressed diamond pattern; base composed of hexagonal baluster mounted on hexagon with incurving sides; font and base joined with wafer; 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