Overall: 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. ( 19 x 12.4 cm )
Colorless, blown lead glass oil lamp with spherical font joined by solid stem with annular knop between two ball knops to trumpet-shaped base with upturned rim, downward-folded edge, and pontil mark; tin and cork double wick holder.
Gift of Mrs. Harris J. King
The vertical double wick holder was designed for lamps burning whale oil. Known as button stem lamps, these lamps with up-turned base rims (intended to catch dripping oil) were made at the South Boston Flint Glass Works, Phoenix Glass Works, New England Glass Works, and the Boston and Sandwich Glass Works. The vertical double wick holder was designed lamps burning whale oil.
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