Oil lamp base

Object Number: 
1965.920a
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 8.3 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Blue pressed glass oil lamp; septagonal bell-shaped font with pressed pattern of vertical lozenges; applied loop handle with crimped end; threaded brass collar.
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.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group