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Beacon Lamp Co Torchiere Lamp, ca 1898?

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I recently purchased an electric torchiere floor lamp at a local thrift shop. The light bulb socket is sized for a three-way 100-200-300 mogul bulb and cast into the underside of the base are the words "BEACON LAMP CO". My search on the internet found no other lamps from this maker but did return some information that there was a Beacon Lamp Company in New Brunswick, NJ in 1897 that filed for bankruptcy in 1898. Another document I found stated that the Beacon Lamp Co. factory was destroyed by fire in 1899.
How can I verify if this lamp is authentic and, if it is, what would the estimated resale value be?

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  1. ghound, 1 year ago
    I have two of these lamps. Both have the shades and bulbs. I am trying find out more about them.
  2. edschildmeier, 1 year ago
    Hello Ghound and thank you for the comment.
    You are the first one to do so in 9 mo.
    Yeah, unfortunately my did not come with a glass shade or diffuser, which ever vernacular you choose.
    Im looking for one though, saw some nice ones yesterday. But I'm watching and waiting for a good one to appear at a local church thrift store. Plus, I'm reluctant to pick a style without first seeing what was likely the original shade styles
    Do your lamps say "Beacon..." on the bottom as well? I sure would like to see a few pictures of those shades.
    How did you find them?
    I know these torcierre lamps are commonly found today in funeral homes. I spoke to the mortician and he said he buys them from some funeral services wholesale supply business on the web, the lamps were not old. So I'm hoping that mine is not a cheap knock-off made in China.
    Let me know if you find out anything interesting.
    Thanks
    Ed
  3. ghound, 1 year ago
    My lamps do say Beacon Lamp Co on the bottom of the base. I did post a photo of one of the lamps. An individual said that my lamps were made from more than one lamp. He said they did not mix brass and chrome. I have sent photos to antique shops and have not received any responses.

    Bob
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    This probably is a Canadian lamp from the early 1950's as that is when the akro agate base was used extensively and mostly for lamps. Your photo is beyond terrible.
    The base is very much like the Canadian ones, which made akro agate differently than the United States. I also have had many of the same torchiere standards at the top that were identical in my work with lamps in the 1980's.
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 9 months ago
    look at any of my posts for antique lamps, particularly Metalcraft which gives some info on style and parts.
  6. edschildmeier, 9 months ago
    Thank you Phil. I will chase that thread of information.
  7. Asigner4u2, 2 months ago
    I have the torchiere lamp also. I didn't know anything about it. I just broke the glass torchiere to it. I wanted to cry, it was my grandmother's. I am looking to replace the glass. I called the Antique lamp supply company they may have a replacement glass. This will not be cheap.

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