Oil-Wick Lamp Patent Model

Description (Brief):

This oil-wick lamp is a patent model constructed by Edward Gough, of Allentown, Pennsylvania that received patent number 229,117 on June 22, 1880. In his patent filing, Gough claimed as his invention “an improvement in lamps with the combination of a cast-metal body or can with a neck, provided with studs, of the cast metal cover, having notches and interior annular groove” constructed to secure the top to the lamp. The chain is usually attached to the top so it wouldn’t get separated from its lamp.

Patent Date: 1880-06-22

Patentee: Gough, Edward

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AG.MHI-MN-9742Accession Number: 088881Catalog Number: MHI-MN-9742Patent Number: 229117

Object Name: lamp, oil, hand held, miner'smining lampmining lamp, patent modelObject Type: Patent Model

Measurements: overall: 5 1/4 in x 8 in x 3 in; 13.335 cm x 20.32 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e0cd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_872097

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