Little Beauty Night Lamp
Metal, paper, pigment
last quarter 19th century
5 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 6 in. (13 x 9.5 x 15.2 cm) (show scale)
Printed in black on paper label applied to back of sconce: "THE LITTLE BEAUTY/REGISTERED TRADE MARK/U.S. PAT. OFFICE/NIGHT LAMP,/WILL STAND OR HANG/The only Perfect Lamp for Halls, Bathrooms, Basements, Bedrooms &C/BURNS ORDINARY KEROSENE OIL WITHOUT ODOR OR SMOKE/To rewick the Lamp--Use only the specially prepared wicks that are/made for this lamp. They are sold only in sealed envelopes, on which/full instructions for re-wicking are printed. Price by mail 10 cents/each. To light the wick--Turn the globe-holder down on the tube,/then light and adjust the flame by raising or lowering the globe-holder./To extinguish--___the globe-holder up around the wick until lamp/is extinguished. Do not blow out. To raise the wick--After it has/burned to the edge of the inner tube take a pin and draw the wick/up about one eight [1/8] of an inch above the top of globe-holder/tube when said tube is turned down as far as it will go. One/[?] of oil will burn 40 hours or several nights. The/wick, if properly used, will last a year or more./[?] each by mail. Send stamps/MADE & GUARANTEED BY/SILVER & CO./SOLE MANUFACTURERS/304-314 HEWES ST. BROOKLYN N.Y.
Gift of M. Christmann Zulli in honor of Donald Wisser
Oil lamp sconce with domed back plate and small loop hanger at top, with centrally attached thin curved arm terminated by spherical oil reserve, short vertical tube, and petal-shaped collar. Two small legs attached to bottom of back plate to adapt for standing. (Missing beehive-shaped glass shade).
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Silver & Company (1885-1920). Little Beauty Night Lamp, last quarter 19th century. Metal, paper, pigment, 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 6 in. (13 x 9.5 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of M. Christmann Zulli in honor of Donald Wisser, 2007.42. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2007.42_back.jpg)
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