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Kerosene Chandelier, 1876-1885

1876/1885

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Stores, depots, theaters, churches, libraries and other public buildings in the late 19th century required areas of concentrated light. Large overhead chandeliers with multiple burners and mirrored reflectors illuminated a building's dark spaces. This chandelier's large ring of mirrors on the underside of the lower canopy reflected light from ten kerosene burners down onto the public space below.

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  • Title: Kerosene Chandelier, 1876-1885
  • Date Created: 1876/1885
  • Subject Keywords: Chandeliers (Hanging lights), Kerosene lamps, Lighting
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=61305
  • Object Name: Chandelier (Hanging light)
  • Object ID: 63.164.1
  • Image ID: THF92945
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.
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