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Travelling Candle Lamp

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Reference
80827
Height
6 1/1" (17.5 cm)
Width
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
Depth
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
This silver plated portable candle lamp shares some of the attributes of those commonly associated with use in carriages, and we have illustrated in the past.

It has 2 fold out double hooks; one to the top to either fix to the edge of a shelf or to grip a curtain or tent canvas, the second to keep the base from tipping in so the light will stay vertical. It will also stand and has 3 feet hinged to fold out from under the base. The base also has a vesta case which swings out from the base and has a serrated edge to use as a striker. The candle is housed within the column and sits on a spring so that it will rise as it burns. The column also has an inner sleeve that can be adjusted to almost double the height of the lamp. There is a removable half round, reflector to maximize the light thrown by the candle and this inverts on its fitting for travel. The lamp has a chained cover to protect the end of the candle which can also be used as a snuffer. It is possible that it originally had a case. Although there are no clues to the maker, this is a well designed lamp and the size, being not that much larger than the candle, is kept to a minimum for travel. Third quarter 19th Century.

Packed Size is given.
Height
6 1/1" (17.5 cm)
Width
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
Depth
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
Period
Late 19th Century
Exhibitions
My Barrack Room