One Pint Brass USLHE Oil Measure
United States Lighthouse Establishment Small Brass Light-House Keeper's Oil Measure. c. 1870-1900. Brass one gill (half pint) oil can was used by Keepers of the Light-House Establishment to measure and transfer oil for the lamps. Can is entirely of brass, and in clean and original condition with few if any marks and only a few very slight dents, no repairs. Can measures 3â€ high and approx. 1 Â½â€ in diameter. The body of the can is bears the original, distinctive oval stamp: "U. S. L. H. DEPOT, 3 DIST., LAMP SHOP, STATEN ISLAND , N.Y. â€ Also bears original stamping " U. S. LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENTâ€ beneath. Nice patina and will polish up beautifully, one of the best conditions that I have yet found in this rare small size. THIS STYLE OF CAN IS A RARE FIND.
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