Wick trimmer

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

GUSN

GUSN-222547

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

Descriptive Terms

wick trimmers
brass (alloy)
Trimmer, Wick

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

10/16 x 2 4/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2659