A tall, dual lighting device that held either a candle or, more cheaply, a splint of resinous wood (in the UK often called "fatwood," in the US "candlewood"). In the UK, a splint holder is usually called a Peerman -- a corruption of the Scottish "puir man [poor man]." Whatever we call it, fatwood gives a good light. This one has a nice old surface, and the conical holder places it fairly early. Ex Moseley Old Hall collection, Wolverhampton.
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