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Object ID # 1971.034.001
Object Name Lamp, Kerosene
Title 1890s Pedestal-Style Table Lamp
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 1892 patent
Year Range from 1892
Year Range to 1900
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Pressed glass coal oil lamp (kerosene lamp). Its glass pattern might be "Bead and Petal" or "Bullseye". It was accompanied with a brass lamp burner when it was accessioned. In the 1970s, it was described as having a patent date on its thumb wheel: PAT. AUG. 30. 1892. The burner has a spring attachment to hold the prongs against the base of the lamp globe (the original lamp globe was broken before the lamp arrived at the museum). It is a pedestal-style lamp. It is made of clear, colourless pressed glass
Provenance The thumb wheel has an 1892 patent. It is not known which glass factory manufactured the lamp.

Original provenance unknown. Last owned by Laura M. Boyd, of Flesherton, Grey County.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Glass/Brass
Dimensions H-34 W-15 cm
Found Flesherton, Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County
Subjects Lighting