Historic Tools of North Castle

Gas Lighter for Chandeliers

This item at Smith’s Tavern is a long wooden stick with decorative designs with a metal tube and aperture at the end.  It is presumed that the metal tube store fuel with a wick of some sort that would be ignited so as to light candles in a hanging chandelier or other sconces. 


If anyone does know more about this type of device, please email the Historical Society with this much needed information.


Reference:  None

Catalog Items:

Item T98

Location:Panel 7
Length: 75 cm
Width: 2 cm
Weight: 214 g