Historical information

An item of this type would have been used for lighting purposes by householders both within and around the house in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It may have originally been attached to a wall or ledge.


This item has no known local provenance but is retained as an example of a lighting mechanism some 100 years ago.

Physical description

This is the main body of a kerosene lamp. It is made of metal and the base and back stand have been painted green. It has a mantle, an oil container and a round reflector plate (which has been originally painted silver). The glass bulb is missing.

Inscriptions & markings

N (?) 23 Victor