Lamp part with wick

Lamp part with wick
Title
Lamp part with wick
Date 
1860-1864
Medium 
Tin, fiber
Dimensions 
Overall: 15 3/4 x 13 x 1 3/4 in. ( 40 x 33 x 4.4 cm )
Description 
Tin campaign torch with rectangular reservoir sandwiched between two cut-out sheets that are shaped to resemble an axe head; cylindrical wick holder projects from top of reservoir.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1940.475
Marks 
embossed: on lower edge of reverse: "PAT. APPD. FOR"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this torch was used during one of Abraham Lincoln's presidential campaigns (1860 or 1864). It was most likely mounted on a pole and carried in a parade or procession.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group