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. Burned wick still in place. No marks. One of a pair of torches, 1978.0939.027-.028.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
torch
Object Type
Lighting Devices
Lighting Devices
date made
19th century
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
metal, white (handle material)
cotton (wick material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 8 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 3.81 cm x 22.5425 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United States
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
1978.0939.028
catalog number
1978.0939.028
accession number
1978.0939
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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