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    Posted 4 years ago

    Walker48
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    It consists of a metal container 4 ins high and 4 ins diameter. The inside is divided into two about 1/3 and 2/3. The top half has a copper spout with a wick in the end. The bottom a filling hole with a brass screw cap and a tube raising through the upper half to the outside. It has two handles, a hanging loop and a small D loop fixed to the upper front. The brass label reads 'Kaye's Leeds'. From the picture I found it appears to be missing a lid.
    How does it work and for what was it used.?

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    1. ravage60 ravage60, 4 years ago
      It seems to me that it works much the same as any oil lamp of the time. Oil in the kettle would travel up the spout wetting the multiple wicks. When lit it would probably give off a a much bigger flame. Wider at least. My guess would be that it was most likely used outdoors or at least in areas with a large space. Like a ballroom or a castle.

      Just had to throw in the castle.

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