Oil Lamp Antique

Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820


Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820

Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820    Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820
LARGE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY SHIPS` GYROSCOPIC GIMBLE WHALE-OIL LAMP. FABULOUS, RARER LARGE SIZE GYROSCOPIC WHALE-OIL LAMP CONSTRUCTED OF IRON, WITH A TRIPLE GIMBLE TO STEADY THE FLAME IN THE HEAVIEST OF SEAS. IT IS FITTED WITH A TWO HOLE WICK BURNER. USED ON LONG DISTANCE MERCHANT SHIPS, WAR SHIPS, WHALERS AND FISHING FLEETS THESE GIMBLE FITTED LAMPS WERE AN ESSENTIAL PIECE OF EQUIPMENT BACK IN THE LATE 18TH - EARLY 19TH CENTURY. BURNING WHALE OIL THEY WOULD USUALLY BE HOISTED HIGH UP ON MASTS SO AS TO BE VISIBLE TO OTHER SHIPS.

VERY SOLIDLY CONSTRUCTED IN A SPHERICAL SHAPE WITH RIVITED IRON RIBS TO EACH HEMISPHERE, HINGED ON ONE SIDE AND WITH A PINNED LATCH TO THE OTHER SIDE, THE SPHERE OPENS UP SO THE BURNER CAN BE FILLED. TO THE TOP IS A RING FOR HANGING, MOST LIKELY HUNG BY A CHAIN. THERE IS A LOVELY ENGRAVED FLORAL/PETAL DESIGN TO THE TOP, AND WHEN LOOKED AT CLOSELY FURTHER LITTLE ENGRAVED MARKS CAN BE FOUND WHICH MAY INDICATE THE MAKER? THE LAMP IS IN TOTALLY ORIGINAL CONDITION, WITH EXPECTED WEAR AND TEAR AND SURFACE RUST, BUT STILL IN VERY SOLID SHAPE.

A REALLY NICE EXAMPLE HERE, PERFECT FOR THE MODERN RETRO HOME, RESTAURANT/LOUNGE/BAR FIT, OR SIMPLY A FABULOUS COLLECTABLE. VERY RARE TO FIND, ESPECIALLY IN THIS SIZE.

13" x 13" (33cm x 33cm). PLEASE DON`T HESITATE TO MAKE AN OFFER AS ANY REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE CONSIDERED! The item "LARGE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY SHIPS` GYROSCOPIC GIMBLE WHALE-OIL LAMP @ 1820" is in sale since Monday, July 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Lamps\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)".

The seller is "gustav41uk" and is located in Belfast. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  1. Material: Iron
  2. Original/Reproduction: Original
  3. Type: Oil Lamps


Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820    Large Antique 19th Century Ships` Gyroscopic Gimble Whale-oil Lamp @ 1820