These tools at Smith’s Tavern are antique Victorian gas lamp lighter's lighting sticks that were used by a lamplighter to light gas street lights. The version on Panel 7 has a longer handle than the version on the left top shelf.
A lamplighter was a person employed to light and maintain candle or, later, gas street lights. Lights were lit each evening, generally by means of a wick on a long pole. At dawn, they would return to put them out using a small hook on the same pole. Early street lights were generally candles, oil, and similar consumable liquid or solid lighting sources with wicks.
Reference (similar item): https://www.pinterest.com/pin/575405289867084191/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamplighter
|Location:||Panel 7 & Left Top Shelf|