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Object Name Lamp, Kerosene
Catalog Number 1939.218.2a
Date ca. 1800
Material(s) Tinplate
Dimensions H-1.5 W-3.25 D-2.5 inches
Description This is the lighting element from a tin alcohol lamp. The piece is a cyllendrical canniser with a circular opening at the top. Inside the opening is a slot for a flat wick. An adjustment knob extends to one side to adjust the wick up and down.
Notes Old card, "Alcohol lamp and tin tea kettle brought from England (1800)."
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Lamps
Lighting
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS