Microscope Illuminating Lamp (No. 227 )

Age: 19th C
Made by: unknown
Made in: unknown
This is a microscope illuminating lamp typical of the early 19th Century. The lamp is supported on an articulating arm screwed to a heavy brass base. Two set screws allow the support arm to extend. A third set screw allows the lamp to be tilted.

It probably burned Sperm Whale Oil.

Fri, Dec 28, 2012