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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
Lighting Devices
Lighting Devices
date made
19th century
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
metal, white (handle material)
cotton (wick material)
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
catalog number
accession number
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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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