Posted 2 years ago
Well, I've given up trying to figure out what this is. Even though it has a patent date (No 1006337, July 1, 1913) I am unable to find any information on it.
It is clear glass about 15 inches long with a threaded opening at the top. It has two recessed rings that look like it may have has a metal strap at one time (is stained with rust). It has a flat section on the botton that it can sit on.
Some guesses are some kind of kerosene lattern, but the screw opening is quite large, about 2.5 inches. A reasonably good guess is a foot warmer, perhaps for a buggy, but I have never seen a glass foot warmer. They are usually tin or pottery.
Help if you can,