San Jancinto Museum of History

FURNISHINGS
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  • LAMP, OIL

  • CATEGORY: FURNISHINGS
  • MEASUREMENTS: 6 3/4'H x 2 3/8"L x 2 3/8"W
  • DATE MADE:

Description

Oil lamp (a-c). Whale oil standing lamp. Clear pressed glass body (a). Square pedestal widening at base. Glass column. Brass collar connecting column to square reservoir. Silver-plated collar at top of reservoir. Brass wick feeder (b) with attached snuffer that fits over it. White wick (c).


Provenance

Card states: "This lamp was kept by the captain of a whaling boat on his desk for melting sealing wax."

  • CREDIT LINE: Hill, Mary Van den Berge (Mrs. George A. Hill, Jr.)


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