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Lamp



Clay

3/4 in. x 2 1/16 in. x 3/4 in. (1.9 cm x 5.3 cm x 1.91 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2008.6.2
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Lighting Devices
Collection: Dorothy Burr Thompson Collection

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  • lamps - Lighting devices having a vessel to contain fuel used as a source of illumination, such as grease or oil. The term also refers to relatively small -- of a size to be placed on or beside a desk or table -- household or office lighting devices that incorporate a vessel of glass or some similar material that encloses the source of illumination, whether a candle, oil, gas-jet, or incandescent wire inside a light bulb. The lamp was invented at least as early as 70,000 BCE, originally consisting of a hollowed-out rock filled with moss or some other absorbent material that was soaked with animal fat and ignited. To refer to the glass bulbs used as a component of electric lamps, use "light bulbs."

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/158417 |title=Lamp |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=5/23/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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