Oil Lamp

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
oil lamp
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
overall: 23.4 cm x 12.7 cm; 9 3/16 in x 5 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
European Apothecary
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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