Description : An early, hand-forged Double Crusie. Phoebe or Betty Lamp, c. If youve found this then you certainly know the history of these lamps. See Internet for further information. The photos are probably the best description.
The upper bowl contained the (oil, grease, fat) with a floating wick; the lower bowl caught the drippings (to be reused). Stamped illegibly on the lollipop section of the upper bowl; see close-up photos #8 & #9. There is a serrated stud on the stem to make adjustments to the upper bowl as the grease burned. This lamp can be either hung by the hook, or have the end point stuck horizontally into a beam.
Condition : Good overall with honest wear, moderate soiling, oxidation, etc. The lower bowl has a shiny black grease? See photos for complete details and please consider them as part of the description. Displays brilliantly; highly appropriate for any collection of Early Colonial Lighting. Measures approximately 5-3/4H, excluding the hook and connecting hardware.
The graduated bowls measure 4-1/8L and 4-5/8L, respectively. Overall height with hook in the vertical position: 10-1/4H. Good Luck, thanks for watching, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Double Crusie, Phoebe, Betty, Whale Oil, Grease Lamp, Signed, 18th/19thC" is in sale since Saturday, June 13, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.