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Wall Lamps and Sconces56 of 72electrified oil lamp with paraffin tank..Angle Lamp - Model 100 Utility Lamp
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Posted 4 years ago


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I hope someone can help identify the type and manufacturer, and age, of this old lamp that appears to be a fuel lamp that hangs on a wall or porch and has a tank with a 1/4" pipe coming down into a bend that feeds into the burner. It has no markings as to the make, but does have stenciled on it "Richards & Conover Hardware" & "Kansas City, Missouri" on it. I am sure that Richards and Conover is not the manufacturer of it as they were a hardware store in Leavenworth, Ks. and Kansas City, Missouri in the late 1800's. The 1/4" pipe actually extends through the tank, being soldered on the bottom of the tank, and extending through the top where the hanging eye is attched to it. It still has the fill cap on it.

Anyone have any idea or know who I may contact for info on this old lamp?

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  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 4 years ago

    Sorry, I can be of no help, but I sure like it.
  2. OzarkCollector, 4 years ago
    Just had an interesting comment made to me,, that maybe it is not a lamp, but an old heater or "portable stove" that was used to heat coffee or whatever out in the fields and would hang from the wagon or tree or whatever?
    Could this be? It does look as though it could be used as such!?

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