18th century Double Grease Crusie lamps were the improvement on one of the earliest forms of supplemental lighting, the Crusie lamp. The nested pans double the light potential and caught dripping grease from the top lamp which could be removed for use as a portable lamp. The pan would have been filled with grease, fat scraps or fish oil then a simple wick or rag would have been inserted into the spout and would feed from the fuel. It is made from rolled wrought iron made by an early blacksmith. A great piece of early lighting that really gives you the feel of how life was in the early years. A decorator piece that could be hung from the mantel or the ceiling. 12"H including hook x 2-1/4"W x 5"L
Item ID: 1012
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