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Object ID P.77.28.1
Object Name Lamp, Oil
Description Oil lamp of light tinned sheet iron, painted a dull black. Cylindrical oil reservoir w/ rounded top and bottom has a projecting wick tube and wick. Wire wick pick on chain attached to removable collar around wick. Supported by a cylindrical pillar with an air hole at side near bottom. Lamp rests on a saucer base with gold painted ring decorating edge of raised center. Finger ring soldered to bottom of cup and center pillar. Reservoir is stenciled with gold lettering: "SAML. DAVIS/ PATENTED/ MAY 6th,1856".
Made Davis, Samuel L.
Dimensions H-7.25 Dia-6 inches
Collection Heritage Center Collection
Material Tinned sheet iron, wire, paint, fabric
Place of Origin New Holland, Lancaster County
Year Range from 1856
Year Range to 1870