Lard oil lamp, c.1820

This unusual early American lard oil lamp is made of tin and measures 14″ tall

A woven wick would have protruded from the tilted font at the right, keeping the wick immersed in oil

The original tin base would have been much shorter than this wood replacement, made from a later electric lamp

This lamp has its original base intact

Photo courtesy of Knotty Pine Antiques

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  1. cathy says:

    Your topic Lard oil lamp, c.1820 « Past Imperfect, The Art of Inventive Repair was interesting.I found it on Friday searching for tin antiques.Please Keep posting on tin antiques.

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