Buried Lamp - Somerset UK
Buried Lamp - Somerset UK by Steven May
Posted: Dec. 31, 2010 @ 03:06.
I wonder if you can help ?
Yesterday I found with a metal detector what appeara to be the
remains of an old wick lamp.
This was found on a farm field that dates from about 1820 or
The find photo can be found on this link
The photo appears to show a neck with a perforations with a control
plunger with a metallic link mesh below.
Would you agree that this could be an old oil lamp ?
Would you have an idea of a make and model ?
On the end of the control plunger is a manufacurers name but it is
unclear...it appears to contain the following letters,
.....ght & ....... BIRM....
All feedback welcome - thank you
Steve in UK
On Dec. 31, 2010 @ 04:37, Dan Edminster
Likely Wright & Butler, Birmingham. It's a lamp burner. The
"plunger" is the thumbwheel used to adjust the
On Jan. 02, 2011 @ 03:24, Alex Marrack
Hi, dan is right, it was once a 3/4 inch or possibly inch
'slip' burner taking a single wick.. the dished winder is
typical of Wright and Butler.. circa late 1890s or early
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