SMITH & STONESIFER PATENT SHEET-IRON MECHANICAL LARD LAMP, cylinder-form with cover, fitted with a wing-nut screw finial and actuated piston which forces lard into the wick tube, saucer base and strap ring-form handle. Circa 1854. 6" HOA, 5 3/4" D base. Literature: Parallels Rushlight, fig. 9-7. Provenance: From the Anne Serra collection, Cuba, NY.
Very good condition with expected wear and minute denting, primarily to base, reservoir and base juncture with some possible resoldering.