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Lamp, Fuel
Lamp, Fuel
Resource Typeimage
TitleLamp, Fuel
Coverage / Year1840 to 1880
DescriptionA heavy cast iron lamp. It is cylindrical with a two wick holes on the top on a slotted panel which includes a knob to move aside that panel for filling. The lamp is on a long iron handle which moves back and forth.
InterpretationThis lamp was probably used in some industrial or manufacturing sphere where a heavy duty lamp on a long handle would be useful. It could either be a whale oil or camphene lamp.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican 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;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems; 13 Science, Technology and Society;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsOil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum;
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Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1968.001.0987
CONTENTdm file name64050172422004_68.1.0987.jpg
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