• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 2-24-3
  • Description
  • This lamp has a tall cylindrical reservoir which is white glass, handpainted with autumn colored leaves. There is a wheel handle for moving the wick upwards. The base of the lamp is heavy cast iron sporting geometric sunburst, triangular and heartshaped friezes. Kerosene lamps like this were quite popular in the late 19th century. Kerosene was fuel created from oil developed in the 1860s. It replaced nearly every other kind of lamp fuel in jus... more
    This lamp has a tall cylindrical reservoir which is white glass, handpainted with autumn colored leaves. There is a wheel handle for moving the wick upwards. The base of the lamp is heavy cast iron sporting geometric sunburst, triangular and heartshaped friezes. Kerosene lamps like this were quite popular in the late 19th century. Kerosene was fuel created from oil developed in the 1860s. It replaced nearly every other kind of lamp fuel in just a few years. Kerosene was such a readily available and popular fuel that lamps became bigger and were more often manufactured than hand made. This lamp is handpainted. American Communities in History; Communities and Geography; How we learn about communities; Whaling Slide Show; Inventions Multimedia Time Line; School Museum; Introduction of artifacts as a primary source; What's That Relic?; Settling in the Midwest. 16 History; 18 Social Systems; 13 Science, Technology and Society. less
  • Format
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