Wick pick

Wick pick
Title
Wick pick
Date 
1840-1900
Medium 
Ivory, steel
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 12.4 x 3.5 cm )
Description 
Baluster- shaped pickwick with tapered turned upper as handle fitted with a steel rod with flattened end which fits into more bulbous turned lower attached to a wide, round base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Rutherford Oakes Ainslie
Object Number 
1943.54ab
Gallery Label 
Wick picks were used to pull the wick out of oil lamps.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group