Antique Oil Lamp

18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting

18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting
18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting
18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting
18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting
18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting
18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting
18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting
18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting
18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting
18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting

18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting
Whale oil lamp clock time keeper. Pewter and glass oblong cylinder holds whale oil. Roman numerals running vertically from V for 5 p. To VII for 7 a. , incised in the pewter to indicate the nighttime hours as the oil ran out. High candlestick base with thumb rest and oil reservoir.

There is a hardly readable maker's mark underneath. Oil-lamp clocks are clocks consisting of a graduated glass reservoir to hold oil - usually whale oil, which burned cleanly and evenly - supplying the fuel for a built-in lamp. As the level in the reservoir dropped, it provided a rough measure of the passage of time. Many of the time scales on lamp clocks spanned the period from evening to the next morning. It is unknown when, where or in which way the oil-lamp clocks were first introduced.

This clock was but mainly used in the mid of 18th century. Original as is found and as is on photos. Very good for its age. Please, be sure to view all photos carefully as they are included as part of the item description. Measures: The whole lamp is 13" tall, 7.5" to the top of the stand without the glass receptacle and 5 across the base.

I sell antique and vintage collectible stuff - unique items that have history, and may show signs of this - it is part of their charm. I try to describe any obvious faults as truthfully as I can.

However, as most of my items are 100 years old, they will often bear the traces of a previous life. Terms: All items are genuine and original. Each item will be nicely and securely packed to protect against unwanted damage during transit.

Questions: All questions are welcome, and will by answered in time. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting" is in sale since Monday, October 16, 2017.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Clocks". The seller is "feltfedora" and is located in EU. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Age: 1800-1849
  • Primary Material: pewter & glass
  • Type: Clocks


18c. Early Antique Pewter Glass Whale Oil Lamp Clock Timekeeper Night Lighting