Wendy Hamilton Antiques

 Wick Pick Early American Lighting Accessory Circa 1820

$145CAD

hammiWendy Hamilton Antiques is located in Collingwood, Ontario

Wick Pick Early American Lighting Accessory Circa 1820


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The tubes of whale oil burners have small slots above the burner plate, and sometimes below, to permit adjustment of the wick by means of a wick pick. It consists of a small wire mounted in a handle, usually wood, and stored in a matching base." Wick picks were also used to pick charred bits from wicks, and to pick-up drooping wicks; facilitating a bright flame for increased light.

Wick Pick

In two sections: the top lifts off from the turned base and has a steel wick pick set into it.

Approximate Dimensions: Height 2 1\2"   Diameter of base 3/4".

Condition: As found, no damage or repairs evident. See photos

Reference: Early lighting A Pictorial Guide Published by the Rushlight Club, page 119 figure 13-15