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Posted 2 years ago


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I purchased this lamp at a garage sale for $35.00. It seems to be in very good shape although I will have it rewired before using. It stands almost 5 feet and the bottom of the base is marked "BROOKS 115". I am interested to know the age of the lamp, its approximate value, where it may have been manufactured and what type of shade I should look for. I have tried to look up "Brooks" but have had no luck.
Thanks you in advance!

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  1. lamp_collector, 2 years ago
    You need a torchier shade to fit on top and 3 decorative candelabra bulbs you can obtain in the lamp & lighting dept of most stores. It looks like the fitter screws are missing too which you can ontain from B&P lighting supplies. Torchier shades are often available on ebay but be careful to obtain a nice antique one with the correct fitter for your base.
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Most all of these are pot metal, brass plated, they had an inner glass shade on the large bulb opening and on top of that there was a parchment shade which fit over the entire bulb range.

    I have photos in my old catalogs especially from the 1940's when this lamp was made, and if you have an old sears catalog from that time you should easily be able to find it. The glass shade cost around 20.00 not to be confused with the large trilight shades of the 20's to 50's which were much more decorative. Any lamp or good lighting store will have the shade. The parchment shade may be harder to find except on another lamp like this which is prevalent at many garage sales. The value of the lamp is minimal unless it is much more decorative.

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