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Lighter, Cigar
Lighter, Cigar
Resource Typeimage
TitleLighter, Cigar
Coverage / Year1875 to 1900
DescriptionA small lamp in the shape of an ancient lamp, like the one like that which belonged to the legendary Aladdin. It has a single wick opening. This is, in fact a cigar lighter.
InterpretationBy the end of the 19th century, the small individual oil lamp had been replaced by kerosene lamps, gas lighting and even in some places electrical lamps. The ancient form of lamp, which was still used for whale oil and camphene lamps became used for something as insignificant as a cigar lighter.
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; Cigar industry; Cigars; Cigar lighter
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifier1968.001.0703
CONTENTdm file name65641172422004_68.1.0703.jpg
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