Silver Chafing Dish Warmer
The last few weeks I've been without a computer & it looks like I've missed some interesting silver discussions. They reminded me that I've never identified the country for this alcohol warmer/lamp that I've had for several years.
'916' is the only mark; it appears to be a silver alloy although I've never heard of a 916 standard. If it's plate, it's the best I've ever seen - I can't find a place anywhere that shows wear, although the handle has some gouges/deep scratches but there is no base metal showing. Even the gears & moving parts don't show anything different. It's made from thick gauge metal & is quite heavy (I forgot to weigh it). Sorry the pics aren't better, but this thing is horrible to photograph!
Anybody have any suggestions as to where this came from, what period of time, or where I can get a wick for it?