Friday, February 20, 2009

The Gewgaw, Teeny Tiny Lamp

The metal box is only two and a half inches tall when closed. When the lid is popped open, and the front of the box pulled down (as shown) a tiny metal flask with a screw top is nestled inside. It almost looks like an ink bottle or something, until you remove the lid to reveal a wick. A tiny well near the top of the box holds matches (I think).

The only identification is on the bottom: "U.S.A. M.D. Pioneer New York, NY. No clue what the original use was.

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