• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 2-24-3
  • Description
  • A pewter candlestick with a cone shaped reflector mounted perpendicular to the stick. Above the reflector is a cylindrical vent for the heat. Candlesticks like these were concurrent with all sorts of fuel oil lamps including whale oil and camphene. This candlestick bears a striking resemblance to 68.1.1125, a whale oil lamp in its pewter construction and its use of a reflector. American Communities in History; Communities and Geography; How we... more
    A pewter candlestick with a cone shaped reflector mounted perpendicular to the stick. Above the reflector is a cylindrical vent for the heat. Candlesticks like these were concurrent with all sorts of fuel oil lamps including whale oil and camphene. This candlestick bears a striking resemblance to 68.1.1125, a whale oil lamp in its pewter construction and its use of a reflector. 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
  • 68-1-1008.jpg