Object ID
Object Name
Lamp, Oil
Object Collection
Object Entities
Polley, Theodore (is related to)
Policandriotes, John (is related to)
Object Description
Small circular hanging oil lamp. The base of the lamp is a squat circular shape with a nozzle protruding from the upper side of the base. The pouring hole is in the center of the base and there is a stopper attached to the handle by a chain. The u-shaped handle arches over the base and attaches to the base symmetrically, on each side.  On one side of the handle, a cover for the nozzle is attached with wire. On the other side, the pouring hole stopper is attached with a chain. At the top of the handle is a screw which has a hook attached to it. This hook is used for hanging. Every component of the object is completely rusted.
Dr. Theodore Z. Polley was born on February 22, 1915 to parents John Policandriotes and Marlo Contos. He was raised in Joliet, Illinois and attended school there until 1937, when he attended University of Illinois. By 1941 he had become a medical doctor. He has gained associate professorships at numerous Universities, sat on the board of many hospitals and medical organizations, and operated a private practice in Joliet. He married Catherine Cordogan in 1942 and has had three children. These items probably were not used by him, though. Judging by the age of the items, they were most likely used by his parents and had been passed down to him. In 1821, Greece won its independence from the Ottoman Empire and founded the First Kingdom of Greece. This knife commemorates that victory.
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Lamp, Oil, Dr. Theodore Polley Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10116. Accessed 07/03/22.