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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
INV.3961b
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 7/8 x 5 3/8 in. ( 25.1 x 13.7 cm )
Marks: 
written: on paper label affixed beneath base: "S"
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed, flaring hexagonal font with oval on each panel; font joined with wafer to hexaganal trumpet-shaped standard with knop; 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