*GREASE (CRUSIE, SLOT) LAMP WITH LONG HANGING SPIKE-1680-1780

The grease lamp is the earliest (1680-1780) supplementary lighting form. It  began in the ancient world and was common in Europe and American. The pan lamp or grease lamp was filled with grease or oil and in order to use this lamp a hempen or vegetable fibre wick was inserted through a central hole in a small disc of cork or wood. The shallow pan was then filled with oil and the wick would float freely in the pan. The pan was then suspended from a nail,  trammel, spike or rod. 
This particular grease lamp suspends from a rod. Note the nice twist on the rod and the shepherd hook for hanging. Note also the pic for moving the wick and the design of the lamp handle as well as how the lamp is attached to the rod. I think everything is original and the various pieces were always together. (LODK)
Dimensions: 33” Long, 2 1/2” Diameter of Pan
List Price: $450

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