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pewter whale oil lamp clock


Pewter Whale Oil Lamp Clock


£450 | $554 USD | €509 EUR
Item Number: SA791175
Date of manufacture: 1800
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Carlton Clocks
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A late 18th century / early 19th century whale oil lamp clock.
The ringed pewter base supports a glass oblong cylinder made to hold whale oil. A band of pewter makes a vertical scale on the cylinder. This is marked with Roman numerals from VI (6 p.m.) to VI (6 a.m.). The oil would be lit at 6pm. As the oil burned and the level in the reservoir dropped, it provided a rough measure of the passage of time.
The reservoir at the top of the stick has a tongued channel. A thumb support on the handle makes it easier, and of course safer to carry.
Whale oil was the lamp oil of choice for the wealthy - it burned brightly and with relatively little odour.
The base is a little dented, but otherwise, the lamp is in excellent original condition.
Height:13 inches (33.5cms).
The price includes shipping within the mainland UK.
Our price includes a 3-year guarantee and delivery and setting up within the mainland UK. Contact us for delivery prices to the rest of the world.
We sometimes list clocks for sale that have yet to go through our workshops, so there may be a delay before shipping if the clock has not yet been overhauled. Please do request an estimated lead time prior to purchase.
Buyers are very welcome to visit to view, by appointment.
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This antique has been viewed 22 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1800.


Height = 33.5 cm (13.2")
Width = 12 cm (4.7")
Depth = 12 cm (4.7")

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