This is an alcohol lamp originally used by jewelers or barbers called a singeing lamp. It was pictured and described in Smith's Miniature Lamps II, on page 41. The lamp consists of a dark amber glass ball to contain the fluid, a burner with a round wick, and a nickel plate over brass stand. The lamp is embossed, "Sept 14th, 1880" and "March 14th, 1893". The lamp in its holder has a height of 6 3/4": the holder has a top diameter of 3 1/2" and a base diameter of 3 1/4". The burner is discolored due to use and the nickel plating has worn on the holder. The glass is in very good condition.
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