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Oil night lamp w/wick

Object Number: 
1946.112
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; bell-shaped font with applied loop handle with crimped end; threaded brass collar and single wick holder.
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: 
Gift of Marguerite Weidenman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group