RARE LATE 18th OR EARLY 19th CENTURY AMERICAN KETTLE TRUNION GREASE LAMP
This trunion mounted font with a central wick support burned grease to provide light in the late 18th and early 19th century home. The font could be tipped to temporarily soak the wick and then returned to level. The central wick support eliminates the problem of drip. It is usually attributed to Pennsylvania. It has a simple column and flat round base.
Approximate Dimensions: Height 10",
References: ‘Early Lighting’ Published by The Rushlight Club, p.41 fig 4-22
Condition: Very good, no damage or repairs evident. Please look at pictures carefully and ask all questions before bidding.