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.
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