Oil lamp

Object Number: 
1965.916h
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, brass
Dimensions: 
overall: 11 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; hexagonal font with domed top; two indented squared ovals on each panel; font joined with wafer to standard and base in form of square pedistal; brass collar; font broken off pedestal.
Gallery Label: 
The domed top of this lamp's font was formed by using the Magoun Patent method. This method, invented by Joseph Magoun of the New England Glass Company in 1847, eliminated moldmarks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the sides of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group