This item at Smith’s Tavern is an oil lamp made of pewter that used burning fuel. Burning fuel was a mixture of turpentine and alcohol and was a very dangerous fuel that could explode if not handled properly. It could catch fire spontaneously because of its low flash-point. These lamps were also called camp here types (camp here is turpentine with no alcohol mixed).
Lamp T171 has a unique design almost like a pewter mug with a lid. It has a base wider than the cup and a fancy curved handle. The top has angled double burners called pegs.
|Location:||Left Shelf - 2nd|