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
Object Name
oil lamp
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
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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