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Lamp part with wick

Object Number: 
1940.475
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 )
Marks: 
embossed: on lower edge of reverse: "PAT. APPD. FOR"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group