Overall: 10 x 2 1/2 in. (25.4 x 6.4 cm)
Wrought iron rush holder; scissor-like mechanism with short curved handle and long straight end inserted into bell-shaped wood block.
A rushlight consisted of rush stripped of its outer skin and dried, then saturated in hot grease or fat and burned for light.
Gift in memory of Ruth S. Susswein and Rita S. Gottesman
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