Tin Peg Lamp with Scalloped Base and Top - Petite and Wonderful!
This listing is for the peg lamp that is sitting on the top of the hogscraper candlestick (not included in the price of the peg lamp) in the pictures. This peg lamp has the added beauty of a scalloped top and bottom edge that can be seen in the pictures. Peg lamps were invented in the early 1800's to convert candlesticks to the new sensation that was an oil lamp. Once whale oil became easy to use and cheap to buy, everyone wanted this brand new form of lighting but also didn't want to stop using their candlesticks that were still in good shape. Enter the peg lamp which could sit down in the hole at the top of the candlestick. The peg lamp is 3.5" tall.