Lace-maker’s lamp

Description
Glass globes filled with water were used as a lens to intensify the light of a candle and direct the beam on to the pillow. A diamond-engraved inscription ‘Herbert’ indicates that this lamp was probably used by Ellen Herbert of 5 Cathedral Close. It may have been purchased from Hinton Lake, 43 High Street, Exeter.
Accession Loan No.
173/1998
Collection Class
Glass
Common Name
Lace-maker’s lamp
Simple Name
lamp
Full Name
Lace-maker’s lamp or ‘flash’, Exeter
Dimensions
whole height 335 mm
Period Classification
William IV (1830-1837); Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Year Low
1835
Production Year High
1850
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
glass
Function Name
lighting
Inscription / Transcription
H LAKE / 43 High St. / EXETER; HJ Lake / Herbert / HL / WJ

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