Night light holders seem to have had a bad press and been ignored - nothing in the index in my books on pressed, and nothing came up on the search here - too utilitarian possibly. This piece is 6 inches/150mm in diameter - 2.3/8 inches/60mm high (bit like the Tower of Babel). The embossed wording on the inside reads "S. CLARKES/PATENT/TRADE MARK/FAIRY" (obviously the 'good old days' when you could say 'fairy' without the fear of litigation) - and with heavy wear to the high spots on the underside, and no Reg. No. or other marks that I can see. I have a feeling that possibly there may have been another piece/whatever that was placed inside the top of the tower - as there seems some slightly inexplicable wear on the first inside 'wavey step' (but I could be wrong on that). Alternatively, was the idea that a short squat candle was placed in the centre (with of course water in the surrounding 'moat'. Can anyone confirm this - also would be very grateful if anyone is able to indicate a date range of manufacture, and perhaps a source of printed information on these items. Thanks for looking.
P.S. In total I found three differrent types of 'night light' holder yesterday morning - must be a record I feel - will show the other two later some time.