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Oil lamp

Object Number: 
INV.3772
Date: 
1847-1865
Medium: 
Glass and metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 3 x 3 in. ( 23.5 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Purple pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed font in loop pattern with six protruding oval panels attached by wafer to octagonal baluster on square plinth; threaded pewter collar.
Gallery Label: 
The dome of the font was formed with the Magoun patent method. Developed by Joseph Magoun of the New England Works in 1847, this method eliminated mold marks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the body 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