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Object Name Chandelier
Catalog Number 1990.14.37
Maker Welsbach
Date ca. 1922
Material(s) Copper; brass; clay;
Dimensions H-7 W-4.25 D-9.5 inches
Description This is a gas wall fixture made of copper plated brass. It has an adjustable air baffle on top of the fixture gas and a gas adjustment knob above the fixture. The fixture itself has a clay mantle burner and a spring wire inside of the fixture can secure a glass globe in the groove around the bottom. The fixture is attached to a clover-ornamented flange that can be screwed into the wall. Part b is a glass globe that is half frosted.
Notes From the Lawrence County farm of the Gambill family operated by Dr. Henry H. Gambill, his twin brother Dr. John Gambill, and Henry's son Charles(the donor). The home was begun in 1922; the family moved inside in December 1923. An affluent home of country doctors who also farmed and invested in area business, the home was constructed with expensive details brought in from the railroad at Hitchens and Webbville. The house originally had combination gas and electric lights powered by a DC generator in the basement. With the coming of rural electrification in the 1940s, these fxtures were stored in the attic.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Welsbach
Subjects Gas
Gas light fixtures
Light fixtures
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS