Oil lamp from the Jones-Hall-Sims House

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Unidentified
Medium
glass, metal and cloth wick
Dimensions
H x W: 11 1/2 × 6 × 6 in. (29.2 × 15.2 × 15.2 cm)
Type
oil lamps
Place used
Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
1860-1900
Description
A clear glass oil lamp base from the Jones-Hall-Sims House. The body, or font, of the lamp is a lozenge shape, smooth with one (1) horizontal ridge line around the top. The font connects to a thick lamp stem with a vertical rib pattern that widens into a pedestal base. The wick runs up through a metal oil lamp burner that is attached to the lamp at an opening at the top of the font. The Queen Anne style metal oil lamp burner has a wick raiser, a small peg on one side to turn to raise the wick as it is burned, and three (3) remaining feet out of the original four (4) feet that could be used to hold a lamp chimney in place. The remaining length of the wick descends into the lamp font.
Topic
African American
Communities
Domestic life
Emancipation
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Donated by Bradley and Shannon Rhoderick
Object number
2009.25.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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