Oil Lamp

Description
This type of lighting device is called a spout lamp. Made from tin, the top portion is a cup-like receptacle with a spout for the wick. The stem has a handle which terminates at the round base. Various kinds of oil could be used to illuminate the wick.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23.4 cm x 12.7 cm; 9 3/16 in x 5 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0965
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.0965
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
Lighting
European Apothecary
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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