No. 10391: Gleason Pewter Lamp
Postcard #10391

Photo of Roswell Gleason pewter lamp owned by the Dorchester Historical Society. Whale oil lamp with cylinder-shaped font, recessed pedestal base, Southworth burner, ca. 1840s

 Reader's Comment from Charles Leib, March, 2009: This lamp is a lard lamp. The burner is a Southworth patent of July 2, 1842, #2703. Gleason produced a number of lard lamps which utilized this burner.
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Created: February 4, 2009   Modified: March 16, 2009