993.126.1: Collins' Lamp, 1901-1920

Additional Images

993.126.1: Collins' Lamp.
Image No. 2925 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Portable benzoline lamp with collimating lens. The oil is poured into the base which contains a sponge, the wick is threaded in the stem. The lit wick is reflected in a polished metal backing through the lens. 'MAW LONDON.E.C.' is stamped into the surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.126.1
Collection: Diagnostic, Clinical
Date: 1901-1920

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 16 cm
  • Depth: 5.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Base
  • b) Lens and air flue
  • c) Wick housing

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • cord,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • sponge

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: S. Maw, Son & Sons Ltd