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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1965.915b
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 in. ( 29.8 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed cylindrical font with heavy relief diamond faceting joined by wafer to hexagonal pedestal on flat hexagonal plinth; brass threaded 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