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AR05 - A glass luminary of Benjamin Franklin in 1777.  

The item has the image of Franklin,  sandcarved in

reverse, on the back side of a 6"x8"x.25" glass

rectangle which is illuminated from behind by a

multi-lamp LED light.  The LED light is powered by

3-AAA batteries (not included).


This image of Franklin is originally from "A Popular

History of the United States", by William Cullen

Bryant and Sydney Howard Gay, published in New

York by Charles Scribners' Sons, in 1881, and

was originally engraved by H. B. Hall.  This glass

sandcarving also includes Franklin's signature.  


The glass rectangle is held in position on a wooden

base which is finished, stained, and comes with

plastic pads on the bottom to avoid scratching

the resting surface. 


Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers

of the United States.  Franklin was a leading author

and printer, postmaster, political theorist, satirist,

politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman,

diplomat, and a signer of the Declaration of

Independence.  As a scientist, he is famous for his

discoveries and theories regarding electricity.  He

invented the lightning rod, bifocal glasses, the

Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and

the glass 'armonica'.  He also formed the first

public lending library in America and the first

fire department in Pennsylvania.  


Makes a great night light or a light source

to brighten a darker corner of your bookshelf.


For more information on Benjamin Franklin CLICK HERE 


AR05 - A Glass Luminary of Benjamin Franklin in 1777

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