From the Victorian era comes this wonderful old gas lamp lighter from Houchin. It is made of brass, with a wood handle, and there is a wick coming out of the solid brass tubing at the top that goes to the side. There is a mechanism on that piece to move the wick when more is needed. The other brass piece that goes straight to the top was for turning the valve on the lamp, street light, or whatever type of open flame gaslight one was lighting during the Victorian era when they were used. It reads No 312 at the top and says Houchin on the other side of that same piece. The brass is lovely and in very good condition. The handle is wood and it has lovely patina and is also in very good condition. I don't see any damage to the piece. It is about 31 inches long and would look lovely hanging in an old Victorian home.
Please see the photos as they show the condition and detail well.
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