2-part Kerosene Burner

Object Name: 
2-part Kerosene Burner

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Object Name: 
2-part Kerosene Burner
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(a) H: 7 cm, D: 5.9 cm, L(w/screw): 6.7 cm; (b) H: 23.7 cm, D:(max) 8.7 cm, (base): 5.5 cm
Not on Display
about 1860-about 1870
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, metal; blown glass, tooled brass. Pear-shaped lamp chimney, blown with sheared top and bottom rim, bottom rim with flange; metal kerosene burner with wide opening, spring to hold chimney in place, dome shaped deflector and screw threads around base to screw it into collar of lamp; burner marked: "EF JONES / JANUARY 11 1854 / BOSTON / PATENT" on wick raiser; "R.S. MERRILL'S / PATENT / JUNE 14 1859"; on wick holder underneath deflector.
De Can, Larry, Source