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Shand and Mason Fire Engine Lamp FF62
Shand and Mason Fire Engine Lamp FF62
Original, quality late 19th century oil fired vehicle side lamp for a fire engine. This super example, manufactured by 'Shand and Mason', is totally complete and in good and working order. All has been fully overhauled, the metalwork painted gloss red and the brass mounts polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The brass label to the top details "Shand Mason and Co Fire Engine makers Upper Ground St Blackfriars Road London" , the two bevelled glass panels are intact and the burner has a locking spring, brass mounts and a slide off reflector. A really good example and complete. 9.75" tall with handle down, 5.5" wide and 5" front to back.

 
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Price: 365.00


Pair of Merryweather Copper and Brass Fire Engine Oil Lamps FF61
Pair of original, quality late 19th century superb small copper fire engine side lamps, with brass fittings, the original oil reservoirs and burner and large brass makers plates to the top detailing "Merryweather and Sons, Fire Engine Makers Long Acre London" and with the Royal Coat of Arms. The only apparent alteration from all being totally original is that the burners are a little different, one wire ring handle on the oil tank has been replaced, and there is a very minuscule chip to one glass. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Otherwise all is original, in good order and complete and in working order. 8" tall including handle, 3.25" wide and 4.5" front to back including mounting assembly.

 
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Price: 850.00


Pair of Merryweather Copper and Brass Fire Engine Oil Lamps FF61



Veritas Cast Iron Conservatory Stove HS17
Veritas Cast Iron Conservatory Stove HS17
Original, quality late 19th century very decorative white enamelled, cast iron conservatory stove with a copper oil font and glass chimney operating just like oil lamps with paraffin. The red glass panels are replacements copied from the original as is the brass finial to the top lid, for the original was missing. The cast iron side handles in are in the original matt gilt finish. The pierced panels have fish decoration and match the side handles and the top cover will lift for use to keep a kettle warm. This example was manufactured by "Veritas" and has the registration number for the year 1893. The white enamel finish is original allbeit with a few minor chips. The copper font, the pair of original brass knobs to the doors and the top brass finial have all been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. A superb example. 33.5" tall, 16" diam of base and body 10" diam. 
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Price: 750.00


Rippingilles Cast Iron Conservatory Heater HS16
Original, quality late 19th century superb cast iron conservatory stove complete with the original brass paraffin font and burner with a glass chimney operating just like oil lamps. The red glass panels are replacements copied from the original but all the rest is the original. The top cover will lift off for use to keep a kettle warm and the manufacturer "Rippingilles" is detailed to one panel to the outside and another has the registration number for the year 1892. This example was originally black and has been cleaned and repainted in black and all is complete and in good and working order. Total height 31", 17.5" diam of base and body 9.5" diam. 
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Price: 750.00


Rippingilles Cast Iron Conservatory Heater HS16



Davis of Derby Miners Lamp ML27
Davis of Derby Miners Lamp ML27
Original, quality 1920's brass and aluminium miners' safety lamp with a cast brass screw off reservoir with a hasp for locking with a padlock, an aluminium top section above the cylindrical glass chimney and a steel 'S' hook for hanging. This model is stamped "Davis Derby" and apart from a chip to the glass all appears complete, although we have not tested it for working. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the aluminium washed and waxed. This is the first of this model we have seen. 10.5" tall plus hook and 3.5" base diam.  
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Price: 145.00


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 ML26



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 Oil Side Lamp OL109
Brass Oil Side Lamp OL109
Original, quality 1920's oil side lamp with a clear glass font, a brass burner and gallery, a twisted reeded stem on a stepped square brass plinth. The brass has 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 glass chimney is included, but the shade is not but may be available ref code: OS94 and the brass gallery is a modern replacement. 28" tall including chimney + 19.5" without and base 6" square. 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Oil Lamp OL108
Original, quality late 19th century oil side lamp with a clear cut glass font, a brass burner and gallery, a reeded column and an embossed brass base on a circular black ceramic plinth. The brass has 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 glass chimney is included in the price, the shade is not but may well be available ref code: OS115. The lamp is 18" tall excluding chimney. 26.5" tall including chimney and 7.5" base diam. 
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Price: 145.00


Brass Oil Lamp OL108



Brass Oil Lamp OL107
Brass Oil Lamp OL107
Original, quality 1920's oil side lamp with a clear cut glass font on a brass base all mounted on a black ceramic plinth. The twin wick burner and gallery are replacement is, all the brass has 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 chimney is included in the price, the shade is not but may be available ref code: OS134. The lamp is 14" excluding chimney and 22.5" tall 22.5" including chimney + base 7.25" diam. 
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Price: 95.00


Brass Oil Lamp OL106
Original, quality late 19th century oil side lamp with a clear cut glass font, a brass burner and gallery, a reeded column and an embossed brass base on a circular black ceramic plinth. The brass has 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 glass chimney is included, but the shade is not but may well be available ref code: OS121. 19.5" tall excluding shade and chimney. 28" including chimney and 7.5" base diam. 
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Price: 185.00


Brass Oil Lamp OL106



Pink Glass and Brass Oil Lamp OL105
Pink Glass and Brass Oil Lamp OL105
Original, quality late 19th century oil side lamp with an embossed pink glass font with leaf designs, a brass burner and gallery and a swirled embossed brass base on a black ceramic circular plinth. The brass has 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 replacement glass chimney is included, the shade is not but may well be available ref code: OS130. 15" tall excluding shade and chimney. 23.5" including chimney. 7" base diam. 
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Price: 145.00


2 Piece Ceramic Oil Side Lamp OL103
Original, quality late 19th century two piece ceramic oil table lamp with brass mounts and coloured decoration of blackberry runners and flowers to one side and primroses to the other. This example is fitted with the best quality brass burner and gallery stamped "Hinks No 2 Lever". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All has been fully overhauled and, although there is some discolouration to the ceramic in areas, all is otherwise complete and in good and working order. The clear glass chimney is included, although the shade is not, but may well be available ref code: OS136. 14" tall excluding chimney. 23.5" tall including chimney. Body 5.25" diam and base 6" diam. 
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Price: 165.00


2 Piece Ceramic Oil Side Lamp OL103



Wrought Iron Crusie Lamp OL102
Wrought Iron Crusie Lamp OL102
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron " Crusie Lamp". These lamps were suspended from the ceiling in country cottages or the workplace and animal fat (Tallow) was burnt as an oil with a rope wick. The lower section would hold the hot coals or embers. This example has super curls (rams horns) decoration. Great to find these complete and in good order. 7.5" tall plus hook, total 6" front to back and 3" wide.  
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Price: 200.00


Wrought Iron Crusie Lamp OL101
Original, quality mid 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron 'Crusie Lamp'. These lamps were suspended from a beam or ceiling with the spike or hook in the country cottages or workplaces. Animal fat (Tallow) was burnt as an oil with a rope wick, and the lower section would hold the hot coals or embers. Great to find these complete and in good order. 7" tall plus the hook, 6" front to back and 3" wide.  
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Price: 156.00


Wrought Iron Crusie Lamp OL101



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



Brass Oil Lamp    OL74
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: 300.00


Etched Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS136
Original, quality late 19th century spherical shaped clear and frosted glass oil lamp shade with etched floral designs between the diagonal twist embossed panels. This example will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. All is complete and in good order. 7" tall, 7" diam and lower aperture 4".  
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Price: 230.00


Etched Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS136



White Glass Oil Lamp Shade, 3 available OS134
White Glass Oil Lamp Shade, 3 available OS134
Original, quality 1920's white glass oil lamp shade with a clear glass underside. Will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. Complete and in good and working order. 8.25" tall, 8.5" widest and 4" diam lower aperture. Price is for each. 
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Price: 115.00


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 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


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


Cranberry Tinted Oil Lamp Globe   OS115



Frosted Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS95
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


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


Clear Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS94



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 10.25" 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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