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Oil lamps (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.3982ab
Date: 
1847-1860
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 in. ( 24.8 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Pair of colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed hexagonal font with molded lyres or harps on the side panels joined by a wafer to hexagonal baluster stem on flat hexagonal plinth; threaded brass collar with tin double wick burner that is not original.
Gallery Label: 
The dome of the font was formed with the Magoun patent method. Developed by Joseph Magoun of the New England Works in 1847, eliminated mold marks by using a hinged, three-part mold to form the body of the font and a one-piece cylindrical mold to form a cylinder that was then tooled to form the dome.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group