Soldering lamp, ca. 1840

Contributed by an individual through Maine Historical Society

Soldering lamp, ca. 1840

Not available for reproduction or licensing. More info.


William Webb, a brass maker in Warren, made this soldering lamp about 1840. He probably removed the bottom from an oil lamp to make this lamp used for soldering. The large bulb at the top was the heat source, with a flame coming through an opening in the top.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: Soldering lamp, ca. 1840
  • Creator: Webb, William
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Town: Warren
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Brass
  • Local Code: Private
  • Collection: Private collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.