Oil lamp

Object Number: 
INV.673
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 3 in. ( 15.2 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; bell-shaped font with pressed pattern of concave circles and stars with capped handle with hexagonal profile; threaded brass collar with flared double wick holder with covers on chain.
Gallery Label: 
These lamps are known as hand lamps or night lights. According to the accession records, this is a camphene lamp that burned a fluid made from a distillate of camphor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group