Yale and Curtis. <em>Lamp</em>, 1858-1867. Pewter, Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 in. (21 x 13.3 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.527. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.527_transp934.jpg)


Artist:Yale and Curtis

Medium: Pewter

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Dimensions: Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 in. (21 x 13.3 x 12.7 cm) Diameter of base: 5 in. (12.7 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 27.527

Image: 27.527_transp934.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pewter double arm patent lamp. Round disk base rises to stepped edge, concave on top, then rises in center to narrow, balustrade shaft of bulbous lobes and disks. Shaft supports oil reservoir with bulbous lower section and cylindrical body with flat-domed top. Two identical small, can-shaped wells project out from lower section of main reservoir by short tube; each small well has round, screw in top with two upright, slotted feed tubes. CONDITION: Good; some scratches, pitting, and spots of discoloration; possible old mend near bottom of main reservoir; feed tubes corroded and inside of small wells rusted.

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