Craftsman "Cape Cod" Fire Starter
Craftsman "Cape Cod" Fire Starter

Craftsman "Cape Cod" Fire Starter

Regular price $135.00

This hand-hammered steel Arts & Crafts "Cape Cod" fire starter tankard includes its original soapstone wand.  Filled with lamp oil, it was used to start a woodstove or fireplace easily and with a minimum of kindling.  Once soaked and lighted, the soapstone "egg" would burn for 10-15 minutes, usually enough time to ignite the firewood.  Finished with a brass hinge and signed "Howes" (Boston, 1870-1930).   (tankard: 6.5" x 5"  -  wand: 12.5" x 2.25")   da12687c

c. 1900 - 1910's