Torch

Description
Small, handheld, gimbaled, single-burner oil or spirit lamp with urn-shaped body suspended by two ball-headed screws inside a scrolled rectangular frame or bracket that is attached to a short, reverse-baluster handle having five reels and a ball at both ends. No marks. One of a pair of handheld lamps or torches, 1978.0939.027-.028.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
19th century
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
metal, white (handle material)
cotton (wick material)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 22.225 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
1978.0939.027
accession number
1978.0939
catalog number
1978.0939.027
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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