This antique horse grooming tool was used to singe hairs short - some skilled people can still use them today.
This example is japanned or covered in black lacquer.
The hollow handle unscrews and would have been a reservoir for paraffin which fed the cotton wick in the head of the tool.
The flow of paraffin could be cut off using the brass tap
Beside the wick there is a comb which would have held up the hairs to be singed - in this case the comb is bent.
Each side of the head of the lamp is decorated with a horseshoe and whip.
This tool is in pretty good condition considering its age, the comb is bent and the japanning is worn in places
Dimensions : 5½" (14cm) maximum width x 15" (38cm) long
Weight 319g (11¼oz)
Ref : misc104-singeing
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