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From Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

Postcard of Crusie.
© National Museums Scotland


A crusie was a type of lamp which burnt animal fats or oil. This iron example is from Aboyne in Aberdeenshire.

The crusie consists of an upper and lower pan. Peeled rushes would have used for wicks. Lamps were made by local blacksmiths and were durable and long lasting.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-298-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGE 13.2
Date: 18th/19th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions: 240 mm H x 145 mm L
What: Crusie / upper pan
Subject: Lighting - crusies and stands (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aboyne
Description: Iron crusie with a flat-bottomed lower pan with a long spout
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