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

Object Type

Lighting Device

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