Whale oil lamp

Whale oil lamp
Title
Whale oil lamp
Date 
1845-1855
Medium 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 22.2 x 10.8 cm )
Description 
Colorless pressed lead glass oil lamp; domed, vase-shaped font with band of six circles on dome and band of six ovals on vase; font attached by wafer to trumpet-shaped hexagonal standard with knops and base; pewter collar, top , with parallel wick tubes.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Grace A. Garrison
Object Number 
1919.1
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group