Antique W.H. Williams's Patent Prometheus Shaving Lamp

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Very unusual little brass shaving accessory - a W.H. Williams's Patent Prometheus Shaving Lamp.

The base opens to reveal an alcohol burner - the top opens, and includes a boars hair shaving brush. Fill the tube with water, replace the brush, light the burner, and insert in the tube - the burner heats the water, so that you have a warm brush for the shaving soap. Marked on the fan top, "W.H. Williams's Patent Prometheus Shaving Lamp" - on the pierced area, "W.H. Williams's Patent". Size is 7" tall x 2" diameter -


Patent number: GB189909835
Publication date: 1899-12-16
Stephens, H. May 10. Spirit lamp stoves for heating water for shaving and other purposes. The spirit vessel b is provided with arms c which can support the water vessel a as shown, or can lie outside it when closed. The lide may have a socket inside to carry a shaving-brush. Or a brush and a tubular handle therefor, and a soap box, may be packed inside the water vessel.

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