Circa 1800 (or older) Triangular Hanging Whale Oil Lamp
A rare and unusual hanging fat or oil lamp probably made by a local blacksmith for a customer. It is triangular in shape and has a hole at the front for the wick and a larger pouring oil near the hanger. Roguh and ready with a support for the hanger (the weight of the lamp may have been too much for the hanger by itself), it is very primitive but I am sure it did its job of providing light for the homeowner. Beaten and worn, it looks to have been made that way instead of being battered about during use. It is 3.5" long x 4" wide x 9" tall to top of hanger x 5.5" tall to top of lamp.
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