PEWTER WHALE OIL LAMP

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Item Code: 179-784

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Turned candle stick base with acorn shaped top and burner. Pewter has a darkened patina with a few scattered small dings and dents. Whale oil was the preferred source of lighting in the early 1800s, and was also used for making soap, textiles, jute, varnish, explosives and paint. It fell out of favor by late 1800s as a result of the development of kerosene oil in 1846.

Measures 8.50 inches tall x 5 inches in diameter at the base.  [sl]

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