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Posted 3 years ago

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I posted this three days ago prior to removing the paint. There are no manufacturer markings that I can find. There are threads on the top for possibly a globe. The base is made of porceline with the main lamp being copper. I think this is to elaborate to be a smudge pot plus most smudge pots I've seen don't have an adjustment for the wick. If anything, I'll put this on my patio table for decoration. Not bad for a $1 at the yard sale.

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  1. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    Looks like an oil lamp. It's missing the glass flame protector, or hurricane lamp
  2. Kollector, 10 days ago
    It is an alcohol lamp used in early scientific labs as a source of heat for heating beakers, test tubes, glassware, or a blowpipe to produce a torch like hot flame that produced no soot, before the advent of the Bunsen burner . Probably dates back to 1800's

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