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swinging lamp
  • United States
  • swinging lamp, 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pewter, brass
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11.5 x 12.1 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Alice Dains
  • Not on display
  • 1949.0002.13
Description

Pewter two-wick-type swinging lamp with brass burners for whale oil. Saucer base with “v” shaped holder with lamp suspended between the arms. Lamp has a pewter body with a brass cylinder and two tubes (wicks)/burners on top.