Argand Lamp, 1790-1850

Summary

Traditional make-dos are useful and precious objects that broke during their working lives. Their owners felt compelled to restore or repurpose these objects in a variety of ways. This lamp started out as an expensive cut glass sugar bowl, but the base now serves as a reservoir for lamp fuel.

Traditional make-dos are useful and precious objects that broke during their working lives. Their owners felt compelled to restore or repurpose these objects in a variety of ways. This lamp started out as an expensive cut glass sugar bowl, but the base now serves as a reservoir for lamp fuel.

Artifact

Argand lamp

Date Made

1790-1850

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England 

Ireland 

Creator Notes

Probably made in England or Ireland

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in The Gallery by GM

Object ID

29.837.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cut glass
Glass (Material)
Brass (Alloy)
Tin (Metal)

Color

Colorless

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Diameter: 4.5 in

Inscriptions

Painted on bottom of font in red: NO. 672

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