Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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nurse lamp
  • United States
  • nurse lamp, early 1800s–mid 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pewter
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10.2 x 6.8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 2 5/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1098
Description

Pewter bell-shaped camphene nurse lamp with two wicks. Scroll handle attached on the side. Double reeding at top handle juncture.