No self respecting ship either
sail or motor is without a "Rum Locker". Generally a small
closet in the lower part of the ship where the all important rum
is stored both in bottles and casks.
Aboard a ship of the line this room would be fairly large and
well stocked. Rum Rations were issued to the crew daily after
the daytime watch, so the larger the ship the more rum was
needed to supply the men.
This was standard practice aboard both military and civilian
vessels right up to the 1960's, however the British Royal Navy
ended rum rations called "Tot" on July 31, 1970.
Our iron Rum Locker Candle Lamp continues that tradition.
Howbeit, one does NOT need to own a ship or boat to have a Rum
Locker. Most of the Rum Lockers we know of are in houses and
offices. Requires a short votive or pillar candle.
Size: 10.5" Tall with handle down
very heavy solid brass name plate marking the essential "Rum
Locker" on board or at home. When you have a real
Rum Locker you must have a brass sign over the door.
Size: 8" long