Historic Tools of North Castle

Screened Oil Lamp

This item at Smith’s Tavern is an oil lamp, made of tin (originally painted red), with two oval-shaped handles.  Inside is a fuel reservoir and two wicks.  The fuel supposedly was whale oil.

Our research has also been unable to discover any more about this item.  If anyone does know more, please email the Historical Society with this much-needed information.

Reference:  None

Catalog Items:

Item T163

Location:Left Shelf - Top
Length: 11 cm
Width: 11 cm
Height: 10 cm
Weight: 359 g