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Wick trimmer

Description

The object is a brass wick trimmer. The two handles are supported by two legs, and the tip is supported by a third. The two handles meet to form a heart. Along the edge where a scissor blade would be is a hollow crescent with a flat crescent that closes inside it.

Details

Maker
unknown
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Trimmer, Wick
wick trimmers
Dimensions
10/16 x 2 4/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2659
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
222547

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