Glass Kerosene Lamp (20th Century)

Dan Cresap was a prominent businessman and civic leader, and was responsible for the handle factory and involved in various businesses and buildings in the downtown area. A private residence today. Stutzman who practiced medicine in Bonaparte since One of the community’s loveliest and stately homes sitting atop Washington Street, has served as a private residence, boarding house, and nursing home. Now lovingly restored to its former glory and is again a private residence. J Johnson who came to the community in Directly across the street lived his sister, Mrs. Thomas Sarah Caroline Johnson Christy. Johnson’s wife, Mary Jane, was the sister of Thomas Christy. Partners in the long-time “Christy and Johnson” firm.

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The Page below copied from: This mark is found on cast iron match safes, lamp bases, andirons, letter holders, and inkwells. This mark, consisting of raised san serif letters, is found on cast iron match safes, lamp bases, andirons and fire tools. Several variations of this mark have been found:

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What does “Made in Hong Kong’ say about an object’s age? This is a great question, one of those facts everyone in the collectibles field should know. Doing the research was fun. The McKinley Tariff Act of required that goods imported into the United States be marked with their country of origin. The goods did not have to be permanently marked. A paper label was and still is acceptable. In the broadest interpretation, “Made in Hong Kong” means only that the item was made some time after However, my assumption is that you are really asking about a wide range of plastic items, from Barbie to snow domes, marked “Made in Hong Kong” that arrived in the American market in the early s through the early s.

During a recent visit to the Brass Armadillo Antiques Mall in Des Moines, I was glancing through the antiques and collectibles reference books for sale and came across Andrew G. But its economy developed in a completely different direction after World War II, when Hong Kong became more industrialized, finding a ready market in Southeast Asia for consumer goods, which were in short supply at the time.


In the early years of the oil industry, the two names were often used synonymously. Kerosene Kerosene is a fuel oil made from the distillation of petroleum, or crude oil. It is used for cooking, as a lamp oil, and also as a fuel for automobiles in some parts of the world. Kerosene is mentioned in Persian texts dating from the ninth century.

Because these lanterns were made in such large numbers through recent decades, they are a common sight on the used lantern market.

All of the navigation lights offered here at The Pirate’s Lair have been scrubbed clean and free of all accumulated black soot, any oil or kerosene residue, sea salt, grease and grime, and loose oxidation! Unless otherwise noted each nautical lantern, navigation light, or signal lamp have all been tested with a colorless and odorless lamp oil of which there may be remnants found in the oil reservoir and wick.

There is nothing worse than getting years of accumulated black soot from burnt kerosene, or ships grease and grime on a wall or flooring. The ships lights and navigation lights which you purchase from The Pirate’s Lair will be ready for your use and display as there will be no need for you to first get any special industrial cleansers or degreasers to remove any of the aforementioned issues.

The navigation lights which we find and select to offer are typically between 50 and years old, salt encrusted with smoke and oil residue from use. For the most part, the antique navigation lights we offer have all been hand made and handcrafted which can easily be seen from the detailed craftsmanship which each possess. Many of them are made completely of copper and brass so as to provide for years and years of sea duty and not to easily rust when being used aboard a ship.

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While the same basic model designation has been in effect for well over 60 years, there have been a number of design changes that distinguish Kero’s of different era’s. Based on examining more examples than we ever intended, here are five versions that we’ve identified: This one is easy since we are talking about the original version as found in Adlake Bulletin B A made in the Elkhart Factory. We will not describe every subtle variation since there were at least four different bails alone.

The bottom ring is the same as the one in the Adlake and See photo at left from a Kero.

Once the flame is lit, a reflector allows the miner to control the direction of the light.

These 10 animal facts will amaze you An authentic Victorian oil lamp can be expensive, and some kinds are difficult to find. Qualities such as size, weight, glass thickness, and any markings help authenticate an antique lamp from a skillful reproduction. The best way to tell a fake from an authentic antique is to learn something about old glass and the makers of lamps from that era. Before the advent of kerosene in the s, whale oil was the primary fuel for a Victorian oil lamp.

The fuel reservoir, or font, was typically glass, with an absorbent wick and a metal burner and collar. Fixed globe lanterns of pewter and other metals are harder to find. A Victorian oil lamp is usually bigger than its modern counterparts, with the exception of whale oil lamps and some finger lamps, designed to be carried via a loop on the base by a finger. Fakes may have metal columns and other parts that are aged to look antique or are plated instead of solid.

Parts a dealer claims are solid brass can be tested with a small magnet. If they are solid brass, the magnet will not stick. Ad Glass shades were hand blown and will have a small indentation where the glassblower broke it off the pipe.

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Many link the name Boon Island to the wrecks of the trading vessel Increase in or the Nottingham Gallery in Early view of lighthouse and stone dwelling Photograph courtesy National Archives In , the Boston Marine Society requested a day beacon be built on the island. The resultant octagonal wooden tower, built in , was destroyed in a storm five years after construction and was replaced in by a more substantial stone day beacon.

While the island itself is barren, it has a lush history best told in the words and deeds of its keepers and their families. At first, Boon Island was barely able to attract and retain a keeper. The first man offered the position refused.

The Milk Glass font is hand painted with flowers on the front and one flower on the back.

Affordable authentic 2, year old Biblical coins and artifacts that you can personally own! With the authorization from the Israeli Antiquities Authority, these coins and artifacts have been approved for export from Israel and are offered for sale to the general public. Other lamps date into the Byzantine Christian era. Also from the same period were the Cornucopias prutahs of King John Hyrnicus.

Leading into the time of Christ, we see the popular silver tetradrachm Shekel of Tyre with the image of Melqart, also referred to as Hercules. These were the Temple Tax coins paid to Judas Iscariot who betrayed Christ for the thirty 30 pieces of silver. If you or someone you know like jewelry, many widow’s mite coins have been mounted in your choice of silver or gold pendants.

Chains and olive wood presentation boxes are also available.

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Share In this interview, Dan Edminster discusses antique oil lamps and glass lampshades and their manufacturers , and gives advice to novice collectors. I started out collecting miniature lamps and built up a collection of maybe forty, nothing high end, just mid range collectibles, then I got into hanging lamps, especially hanging hall lamps. But it got to the point where I had too many hanging around the house and so I started selling more than buying. I like the less run of the mill, mass-produced manufacturers.

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Dating from antiquity, the oil lamp has remained a classic light source throughout the centuries. From bedouin tent to log cabin to your own home decor, the oil lamp warms any room with a nostalgic touch. Whether your oil lamp is a treasured antique, a decorator item or an emergency light, keeping it in good repair is the secret to its longevity and usefulness.

Video of the Day Know the parts of the oil lamp. Understanding the simplicity of oil lamp design and the function enhances the appreciation of owning your lamp. Simple parts, easy operation and low maintenance have made the oil lamp timeless. The basic parts of an oil lamp are the fuel bowl, collar, burner, wick and chimney or globe. Find spare oil lamp parts.

Shop for the most basic of oil lamp parts at your local Wal-Mart, Target or a hardware store. Here you will find lamp oil, wicks and replacement chimneys. If you need lamp hardware replaced, parts for a specialized lamp such as an Aladdin or need to update an antique model, shopping for parts on the Internet is the best option. Be sure to clean the chimney on a regular basis. Especially after you use the lamp, clean with warm, soapy water or window cleaner and a soft cloth.

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