Historic Tools of North Castle

Pewter Pastor’s Lamp

This item at Smith’s Tavern is a type of whale oil lamp supposedly used by pastors.  It is made of pewter with a pedestal base supporting a large reservoir off of which there is a long spout.  The top has a hinged lid; there was a long metal rod attached to the reservoir so the lamp could be hung or attached to a wall (broken off and missing from this item).  A long wick would extend down the spout into the fuel. This lamp was a stationary source of light.

Reference:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/634161587/antique-french-oil-lamp-hanging-pewter?show_sold_out_detail=1

Catalog Items:

Item T169

Location:Left Shelf - 2nd
Width: 7 cm
Height: 10 cm
Weight: 206 g