|Object Name||Trimmer, Wick|
|Dimensions||H-5.75 W-1.875 D-1.25 inches|
|Description||This is a scissor-like wick trimmer made out of steel. The bottom edge of the lower blade has a catch basin. Patent information is etched into the cutting blade. The handles have an almost ninety degree turn in them.|
There is no provenance on this item other than the donor found them either in a barn or an antique store somewhere in Indiana, Ohio or Kentucky.
William B. Barnard of Waterbury, Connecticut was granted a patent for his wick trimmer, No. 45.574, on Dec 27, 1864.
These wick trimmers are referenced in the Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia by Francis A. Lord published by the Blue & Grey Press on page 168.
|Collection||George Underhill Collection|
Scissors & shears
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|