Historic Tools of North Castle

Tin Candlestick Oil Lamp

This item at Smith’s Tavern is an oil lamp made of tin.  A tin saucer-like structure holds a tube onto which is welded a small bulb-like fuel reservoir, with one wick (original wick still visible).  There is a crudely made “C” shaped handle attached to the saucer base.


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 T178

Location:Left Shelf - 2nd
Width: 16 cm
Height: 17 cm
Weight: 131 g