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19th century oil lamp fetches 15,000 pounds

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A 19th century miner's lamp has been sold for a staggering 15,000 pounds at an auction in the

The Newcastle-type Davy lamp - designed for use in flammable atmospheres made - was estimated to sell for just 100 to 150 pounds.


Auctioneer Philip Allwood, from Moore Allen and Innocent, said he was "staggered" by the amount and believed it could be a world record high price for such an object.

The lamp had been "very, very difficult" to value, the auction house said.

It was bought by an anonymous buyer for a 'staggering' 15,000 pounds, 'BBC News' reported.

"It was in a box of bits and pieces that came into the auction for a general sale," Allwood said.

"As far as I can see, I can't find any miner's lamp making any more money than this at any other auction," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 12:28 IST
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