This glass chimney has been made to fit on the top of an oil lamp. It seems that the box has been used to house a different chimney as the glass is taller than the box and is not crimped. Lamps with chimneys such as this one were used for household lighting in the 19th century and early 20th century before gas lighting and later electric lighting became common.
These items are retained for display purposes as reminders of household lighting in the past. The box is a rare survivor.
This is a clear glass lamp chimney, mainly circular in shape and open at both ends. It is in a rectangular cardboard box with black printing on two sides. The box is open at the top.
Inscriptions & markings
CRIMP TOP CHIMNEYS GUARANTEED FIRE-PROOF Size E