Oil lamp: twin wick w/caps

Object Number: 
1957.167a
Date: 
1855-1865
Medium: 
Glass, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 31.1 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; hexagonal font with domed top pressed with alternating decoration on panels consisting of a circle and a star within a circle, and a star within an oval; font joined with wafer to hexagonal baluster standard on hexagonal base; brass collar and cap with splayed wick tubes with caps.
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: 
Gift of Miss Fannie G. Dudley and family
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group