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The Protector Miners Lamp ML26
The Protector Miners Lamp ML26
Original, quality 1920's, brass and steel miners lamp with a cast brass reservoir, a sheet steel cylindrical body above the glass and a brass 'S' hook for hanging. The front brass maker's plate is well worn, but it does just confirm it is a "Protector Lamp" and "Lighting Company of Eccles Manufactured Lamp". This example has an integral flint strike and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Appears complete and in good order. 9.75" tall plus 4" 'S' hook and 3.5" diameter base.  
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Price: 156.00


The Protector Miners Lamp ML24
Original, quality 1920's, brass and steel Miner's lamp with a cast brass base and reservoir, a sheet steel cylindrical body above the glass and a steel 'S' hook for hanging. The front brass maker's plate details "The Protector Lamp and Lighting Co Ltd", "Eccles Manchester" and "Type S.T. Prestwich's Patent Protector Approved Under Lighting Schedule B". All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is in good order and appears complete. 9.5" tall plus hook 4", 3.5" diameter base.  
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Price: 135.00


The Protector Miners Lamp ML24



Miners Lamp ML22
Miners Lamp ML22
Original, quality, late 19th century, steel and brass miner's lamp. This example is not marked for the maker, but looks to be a 'Thomas and Williams of Aberdare'. The steel top sleeve has one small hole and the wick and burner are missing, although the cast brass reservoir is intact and all is complete otherwise. Has been cleaned and lacquered. Body 9.5" x 3.5" and 13" tall including the top hook.  
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Price: 115.00


Aladdin Glass Oil Lamp Chimney OC1
Original, quality, post war clear glass oil lamp chimney in the original very clean carton. This chimney will fit a standard duplex twin 1" wick burner. All is complete and in good and working order. Carton 13" x 3.25" x 3.25" 
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Price: 23.00


Aladdin Glass Oil Lamp Chimney OC1



Brass and Cut Glass Oil Side Lamp OL99
Brass and Cut Glass Oil Side Lamp OL99
Original, quality 1920's oil side lamp with a cut glass font mounted on a decorated brass neck and a black glazed terracotta plinth. The brass burner and gallery will fit a standard glass chimney and oil shades with a 4" lower aperture. The wick controls are impressed "Sherwood Birmingham" and operate two x 1" wicks. All has been fully overhauled,the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 13" tall without chimney and 22.5" with. 6.75" base diam and 6.5" font diam. The glass chimney is included, but the shade is not but may well be available ref code: OS133.  
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Price: 135.00


Brass and Cut Glass Oil Side Lamp OL98
Original, quality brass oil side lamp with a cut glass oil font. The base has a turned cast brass central stem originally silver plated, mounted on three curved legs, each leg is impressed with the registration number for the year 1910. The brass burner and gallery has two x 1" wicks and will take a standard glass chimney and an oil lamp shade with a lower aperture of 4" diam. The wick controls have white ceramic panels each detailing "W&S Best English Duplex 1 1/16" wicks. Has been fully overhauled, the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 18.5" tall without chimney and 27.5" with. 9" base diam and 9" font diam. The glass chimney is included, but the shade is not but may well be available ref code: OS94.  
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Price: 195.00


Brass and Cut Glass Oil Side Lamp OL98



Brass and Green Glass Oil Side Lamp OL97
Brass and Green Glass Oil Side Lamp OL97
Original, quality 1920's brass oil side lamp with a stepped brass plinth, a short plain circular column and a two tone green embossed glass oil font. The base is weighted beneath. The burner will fit a standard glass chimney, two x 1" wicks and a standard oil lamp glass shade with a 4" lower aperture size. The wick controls have black glass inserts impressed "British Made". Fully overhauled, the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 16" tall without chimney and 24.5" with. Base 5.75" x 5.75" and font 6.5" diameter. The chimney is included but the shade is not, but it may well be available ref code OS95.  
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Price: 185.00


Brass and Blue Glass Oil Side Lamp OL96
Original, quality 1920's brass oil side lamp with a moulded two tone blue glass font and a brass burner and gallery. This super example has a circular stem with diagonal embossed decoration, mounted on a reeded brass mount and a black glazed terracotta plinth. The brass burner has two x 1" wicks, and the control buttons are impressed "Duplex made in England". The burner will take a standard glass chimney and a standard oil shade with a 4" diam lower aperture. All has been fully overhauled, the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, all is complete and in good and working order. 18.5" tall without chimney and 28" with, 6.75" base diam and 6.5" font diam. The glass chimney is included but the shade is not, but it may well be available ref code OS132.  
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Price: 230.00


Brass and Blue Glass Oil Side Lamp OL96



Brass Corinthian Column and Cut Glass Oil Side Lamp OL95
Brass Corinthian Column and Cut Glass Oil Side Lamp OL95
Original, quality, circa 1900, brass based oil side lamp with clear cut glass oil font. The base in the form of a short corinthian colunm has a weighted mount to the underside, and the font has a brass burner and gallery. The wick control knobs are embossed "Bristish make". Fully overhauled, the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 17.5" tall without chimney and 26" with. Base 5.5" x 5.5" and font 6" diam. The glass chimney is included but the shade is not, but it may well be available ref code OS125.  
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Price: 195.00


Cut Glass and Brass Oil Side Lamp OL94
Original, quality late 19th century oil side lamp with a circular clear cut glass font on a decorative all cast brass base with a circular plinth. The brass base has a concealed cast iron weighted underneath. The brass burner and gallery has two x1" wicks, will take a standard glass chimney and a glass oil shade with a 4" lower aperture. The burner has the two wick controls on the same stem (very clever) and this example has a fitted lever to lift the gallery with the chimney and shade still on, this removes the need to take off the glass when lighting the wicks. Fully overhauled, the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. The wick control button is detailed "Hinks Duplex No 2" and the collar on the reservoir "Messengers Patent". 15" tall without chimney and 24" with. 6.5" diam base. The glass chimney is included but the shade is not, but it may well be available ref code OS127.  
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Price: 185.00


Cut Glass and Brass Oil Side Lamp OL94



Frosted Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Deflector   OL89
Frosted Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Deflector OL89
Original, quality, late 19th century, frosted glass bell shaped oil lamp smoke deflector with a super knotted glass loop to the top for hanging. These were suspended above oil lamp burners to prevent soot and scorching of the ceiling above. Complete and in good order. 8" tall x 6.75".  
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Price: 36.00


Wells Umbreakable Cast Iron Lamp OL88
Original, quality, Wells unbreakable cast iron workshop lamp fired by colza / vegetable oil, circa 1900 / 1910. This large example has the remains of the rope wick still in position and its screw off lid and swing handle. The lid has the original wire retaining strap and has some repairs. One side of this lamp is impressed "Wells Unbreakable", "A G Wells and Co" and "No 18". A very clean example near unused, now cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 7.5" tall with handle down, base 5.5" diameter, 9.5 widest including spout. 
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Price: 156.00


Wells Umbreakable Cast Iron Lamp   OL88



Cut Glass and Brass Oil Side Lamp   OL87
Cut Glass and Brass Oil Side Lamp OL87
Original, quality 1920's, oil side lamp, with a circular clear cut glass reservoir and on an embossed brass neck, on a circular and stepped black glazed stoneware plinth. The original brass burner with gallery has provision for 2 x 1" wicks, each with a separate control button. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, complete and in good order. Plinth 7.25" diameter, font 6" diameter, total excluding chimney 14" tall. The clear glass chimney is included in the price, but the shade is not, but may well be available in the Lamp Shades section. 
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Price: 135.00


Cut Glass and Brass Oil Side Lamp OL86
Original, quality 1920's, oil side lamp, with a circular clear cut glass reservoir on an embossed brass neck, on a circular and stepped black glazed stoneware plinth. The original brass burner with gallery has provision for 2 x 1" wicks, each with a separate control button, these buttons have black ceramic inserts. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and is complete and in good order. Plinth 6.25" diameter, font 5.75" diameter, total excluding chimney 12" tall. The clear glass chimney is included in the price, but the shade is not, but may well be available in the Lamp Shades section. 
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Price: 135.00


Cut Glass and Brass Oil Side Lamp   OL86



Oil Lamp Wall Bracket   OL84
Oil Lamp Wall Bracket OL84
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron wall bracket, with a cut glass oil font and brass burner and gallery. This very decorative bracket has designs of acanthus leaves and other foliage, a swivel bracket mount to the backplate and a basket to hold the lift out glass font. The basket is impressed "F H & Co Ltd" for the manufacturer and both pieces are impressed with the registration number for the year 1893. All is in the original brass plated finish and is in superb condition. The bracket and the burner has been cleaned and lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 7.25" x 2.5", total 11.5" tall excluding shade and chimney x 5" wide, 11" front to back when out and 5" when in.The chimney is included, the shade is not, but may be available reference code OS114. 
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Price: 185.00


Brass Oil Lamp OL74
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb brass urn shaped oil side lamp, with a lift out font and styalised serpent side handles, all mounted on a block brass pedestal. Three sides of the pedestal are embossed and engraved with designs of grapes, vines and leaves and the other is detailed "Presented to John Hanna Esq J.P. by the Ashton Under Lyne Caledonian Association, July 21st 1896. Burns Centenary". The main body is profusely embossed and engraved with designs of grapes, vines and leaves as on the pedestal, and the lift out font has a reeded design to match that on the foot of the urn. The twin 1" wick oil burner is a top of the range 'Hinks' burner in brass, with a white ceramic button to the wick control and marked "Hinks Duplex No 2" and has a gallery lifting device to enable the lamp to be lit without removing the shade or chimney. This burner has the side lug attachments to lock onto the top collar and is stamped "Hinks and Sons Patent". The glass chimney is included in the price but the shade is not and is no longer available. All is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. A very unusual oil lamp with an interesting dedication. Complete and in good and working order. Plinth 5.25" x 5.25" base, 10.5" widest + 7.5" front to back excluding shade, 28" tall with chimney + 19" without. 
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Price: 485.00


Brass Oil Lamp    OL74



Etched Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS133
Etched Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS133
Original, quality 1920's acid etched clear and frosted oil lamp shade of an unusual shape. This soft star shaped example has birds etched to the centre panels and the upper and lower sections are frosted and embossed with an abstract design. This shade will fit will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery and is perfect. 8.25" tall, 8" widest, lower aperture 4" and upper aperture 3.25". 
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Price: 230.00


Frosted Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS132
Original, quality 1920's spherical shaped frosted glass oil lamp globe to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. This plain but clean example has a clear section to the base and the main is in a frosted finish. All is complete and in good and working order. 7" tall and 8" diam, lower aperture 4" and upper aperture 3.25". 
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Price: 115.00


Frosted Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS132



Small Clear Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Deflector OS131
Small Clear Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Deflector OS131
Original, quality late 19th century very small, free blown clear glass oil lamp smoke deflector. This was mounted above the oil lamps to prevent the heat from the oil burners, discolouring the ceiling. The smallest we have seen and perfect. 5.5" tall, 5" widest 
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Price: 45.00


Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS130
Original, quality acid etched cranberry glass oil lamp shade circa 1900. This super example has an outward flared top section in a strong cranberry colour and all has a very detailed etched floral and acanthus leaves decoration. This shade will fit a standard duplex double burner oil lamp gallery. Perfect and complete and in good and working order. 5.75" tall and 9" widest, lower aperture 4". 
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Price: 450.00


Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS130



Etched Oil Lamp Shade   OS127
Etched Oil Lamp Shade OS127
Original, quality 1920's, acid etched frosted glass oil lamp shade to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. This example has floral designs etched to the eight panels and a flared top. All is complete and in good order. 6.5" tall x 8" widest + 4" lower aperture.  
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Price: 230.00


Etched Oil Lamp Globe OS125
Original, quality, late 19th century, spherical shaped acid etched frosted glass oil lamp shade to fit a standard duplex double wick oil burner gallery. This example has an Art Nouveau design incorporating poppies repeated in five panels. Complete and in good order. 7" tall x 8" diameter + 4" lower aperture.  
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Price: 135.00


Etched Oil Lamp Globe   OS125



Etched Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS121
Etched Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS121
Original, quality, late 19th century, 'beehive' shaped etched clear glass oil lamp shade to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. This example has a quilted surface overall and is acid etched with designs of flowers and abstract Japanesque forms. Two very minor inner chips to the top rim otherwise complete and in good order. 6.75" tall x 8" widest, lower aperture 4".  
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Price: 256.00


Etched Glass Oil Lamp Globe OS120
Original, quality 1920's, spherical shaped acid etched clear glass oil lamp shade with a repeated detail of Scabious plants with flowers and leaves. This globe will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery and is complete and in good order. 6.75" tall x 9" diameter widest + 3.75" diameter lower aperture.  
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Price: 115.00


Etched Glass Oil Lamp Globe   OS120



Cranberry Tinted Oil Lamp Globe   OS115
Cranberry Tinted Oil Lamp Globe OS115
Original, quality, late 19th century, cranberry tinted glass oil lamp globe, with etched designs of carnation flowers. Will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery and is complete and in good order. 7" tall x 8" widest, lower aperture 4" diameter.  
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Price: 400.00


Frosted Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS95
Original, quality, ovoid shaped, etched and frosted clear glass oil lamp shade, circa 1900/1920's, will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. The etched design details five panels, each with a classical figure. A most unusual oil shade, complete and in good order. 7.5" tall, 6.5" widest + 4" lower aperture.  
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Price: 230.00


Frosted Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS95



Clear Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS94
Clear Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS94
Original, quality, etched clear glass oil lamp shade, circa 1900, to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. The etched design in six panels, is in the Aesthetic Movement style. All is complete and in good order. 7.25" tall, 7.5" widest + 4" lower aperture.  
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Price: 230.00


Oil Side Lamp OL91
Original, quality 1920's oil side lamp, with a clear cut glass reservoir, an embossed brass column and all on a black glazed circular stoneware plinth. The original brass burner and gallery has provision for 2 x 1" wicks, each with a separate control button. One very minor chip to the underside of the glazed plinth. The brass been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. The clear glass chimney is included in the price but the shade is not but may be available ref lamp shades section code OS130. 17.5" tall lamp and 26" total height with chimney.  
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Price: 156.00


Oil Side Lamp OL91



Amber Glass Oil Lamp Globe    OS54
Amber Glass Oil Lamp Globe OS54
Original, quality, 1920's amber coloured glass oil lamp globe, decorated overall with daisy designs. Will fit a standard duplex double wick burner gallery and is complete and in good order. 7"tall + 7" widest + 4" lower aperture. 
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Price: 450.00


Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Deflector, Several Similar Available SB12
Original, quality, 19th century, free blown clear glass smoke deflectors for oil lamps, each has a glass hanging ring to the top and a rolled over outer rim. These would have been suspended from the ceiling, above an oil side or standard lamp to protect the ceiling from the soot and heat. All are complete and in good order. Several are available of varying sizes, 10", 10.25" and 11.75" diameter, please state the diameter required if ordering on-line. Price is for each. 
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Price: 18.00


Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Deflector, Several Similar Available   SB12



Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Bell SB8
Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Bell SB8
Original quality, 19th century, free blown clear glass smoke deflector for an oil lamp. This would have been suspended from the ceiling above an oil side or standard lamp, to protect the ceiling from the soot and heat. This 'thistle head' shape is the most difficult to find. All is complete and in good order. 12.25" high and 8.75" widest. 
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Price: 65.00


Oil Lamp Wick Trimmer WT4
Original, qulaity late 19th century cast iron cutting tool for trimming oil lamp wicks. The plier action will operate the curved blades and this one is designed fit into the wick aperture on oil lamp with 1" wicks and providing the cutter has an edge, it will cut cleanly. Embossed to the top grip "pat Nov 22. 81. Jan 23. 83". Most of the original black paint has been retained and all is complete and in good and working order. 6" long and 1.5" wide.  
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Price: 85.00


Oil Lamp Wick Trimmer WT4



Oil Lamp Wick Trimmer   WT3
Oil Lamp Wick Trimmer WT3
Original, quality, late 19th Century, cast iron cutting tool for trimming oil burner wicks. The plier action will operate the blade to cut a 2.25" wick and, providing the blade is sharp, it will cut cleanly. Embossed to one handle is 'US Patent, manufactured in the USA'. A very unusual gadget; complete and in good and working order. 7.5" x 2.75" x 4". 
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Price: 85.00

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