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Accession # SRM1979-54.9

Oil lamp

1800-1850


This type of oil lamp was referred to as a "Sparking Lamp." When a man went to spark, or court, his girlfriend, she would light this type of lamp, which gave off a weak light. When it went out, it was time for him to go home.




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