Original Finish on Rare Brass Base for an Early Sandwich Glass Fluid Lamp, with a Restored Pewter Camphene Burner & Caps !!! Circa 1850 "Star & Moon" Pattern Fount. Rare Brass stem and base are over a solid cast iron, and have normal fractures from expansion and contraction of the two metals.
Snuffer Caps were used on Camphene Burners to avoid blowing out the flames, and letting a spark or super heat to pass the Wick, and causing the volatile fluid inside to exploding the lamp.
Measures : stands. Overall, 11 1/4 inches from base to top of snuff or caps. Lamp alone is 9 5/8 inches from base to top of pewter collar.
Weight : 2 pounds and 7.5 ounces.
Normal Pattern on Glass Base book reference : Oil Lamps (volume 1)
By ; Thuro
Page : 79
illustration : (center of page)
Technical note : I have not seen such a quality reproduced pewter collar, or new old stock, with the such details of the coin edge on this camphene burner and "V" shaped brass tubes, as this pristine example shows.
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