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Object Name Lamp
Catalog Number 1986.24.2
Maker Jones, John B.
Date ca. 1840
Material(s) Brass; glass;
Dimensions H-20.5 W-22 D-8 inches
Description This is a brass, double-armed Argand lamp that has been remade into an electric lamp. The lamp has a central column topped with an urn-shaped reservoir. Two arms, still with their old gas adjustmetn rings, are attached to the middle of the stem on either side. They support Argand burners that have been set with light sockets and wide brackets to support glass shades. The base of the lamp is flower shaped and has "petals" on the top of it.
Notes Old Capitol Restoration Purchase
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Jones, John B.
Subjects Lamps
Gas light fixtures
Gas-lighting
Electric lighting
Light
Light fixtures
Lighting
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS