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The font holder bears the cast This oil lamp has a round, weighted base with a central shaft screwed into it. The oil font is removable and features a stopping device that keeps the oil from spilling when it is replaced in its holder after filling (see mpeg). A patent date is stamped on the collapsible shade holder, The cast iron base of this lamp has four foliated feet and a ring of egg-and-dart molding around its top edge. Cast iron base is brass plated and has four feet with incised anthemion designs at each corner. The base of this lamp is square and supports a central shaft, square in section. Torch and wreath decorations are applied to each side of the shaft. A round conical base perforated along the foot with four-lobed openings.

A poly-chromed cast figure of an Indian warrior in front of a tree stump stands on a square slate base.

The figure's left arm is raised above his head and his right hand is holding a branch.

The filler cap has raised letters: "B&H." The chimney holder is stamped: "Patented Aug. The burner, which is missing, was probably a miniature central draft type burner. The kerosene lamp has a weighted round cone-shaped base decorated with embossed Acanthus leaves and Anthemion leaves and is perforated around the lower edge with diamond shaped openings. Applied For." The flame spreader is stamped: "Patented July 1, 1890, Nov. The round base of the lamp is perforated to allow the flow of air up into the hollow wick chamber.

The font is stamped: "THE B&H" and the filler cap is embossed: "B&H." This type of diminutive lamp, a miniature version of their popular banquet lamp, was called a "Boudoir Lamp." Back to The Bradley & Hubbard main page ca. The font is plain with a "Lomax" type trough at the top which is stamped "THE B&H," and has a filler cap stamped "B&H." The central draft burner is stamped with the patent dates: Aug. 20, 1894." The folding shade holder is stamped with the patent date: "Feb.16, 1897." Back to The Bradley & Hubbard main page ca. Attached to the base is the font which is embossed with scrolls and acanthus leaves around the perimeter and again along the top edge.

The burner screws into the font, is perforated over-all, and features a patented chimney ring which could be raised to allow lighting the wick without removing the chimney. 96," has a screw filler cap embossed with the makers mark "B&H," and has a patented fuel indicator gauge (see detail)patented April 16, 1901. This patent was later amended on January 7, 1873 (lower right).

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The The base of this banquet lamp is cast in four sections and has four foliated and scrolled feet.

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The improvement alleviated a problem with other font holders in which excess kerosene would escape through bolt holes during the filling process. My collector gene has lead me to collect Aladdin and other brands of non-pressurized kerosene mantle lamps.The lamps reflect American society, manufacturing technology and entrepreneurial spirit in the beginning of the 1900's.The blown glass font has a brass filler cap and a mount for a burner which is missing.Though not marked, the design of this lamp base matches item number 1508 B, in the ca.The wall mounting plate is rectangular, having a strap across the middle to hold the peg of the bracket.