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Object ID # 1959.009.012ab
Object Name Reflector
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date pre-1900
Description Shiny reflector for a kerosene wall lamp bracket formerly used at the Presbyterian Church at Keady. Gold/copper-coloured lamp bracket. One silvertone plated metal reflector. The back has a black-finished cylindrical handle or projection spacer piece with a nozzle or socket protruding from it.

Provenance This lamp reflector was formerly used at the Keady Presbyterian Church (Derby Township, Grey County,Ontario). The previous owner was Maggie Beckett (nee Cook). She told the museum staff in 1959 that the reflectors and lamps she gave had been used in both the old and new church, before 1900.

The previous owner, Maggie Beckett (nee Cook) of Keady married Grant Beckett in 1926. She had a twin sister. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Cook of Keady. She passed away in July, 1982.
Collection Household Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Metal
Found Keady, Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Beckett, Maggie
Subjects Churches
Search Terms Keady Presbyterian Church
Function A reflector item used to enhance the light quality from a kerosene wall lamp.