Posted 4 years ago
I recently found this oil lamp and purchased it because I like the look of it, and I'm curious if it may be antique? I want to maybe restore it but I don't want to mess it up.
The wick wheel turner is different than most oil lamps I have seen. I can't find any kind of stamp or mark anywhere.
The base and the burner have the matching pattern so I believe these to be the original parts. They are made of some sort of metal, maybe tin? A magnet will stick to it. I soaked the base in vinegar to try and strip away some of the rust, it revealed a textured pattern on the metal (see close-up of base).
The glass looks like it may have had a red enamel at one time. I believe the pattern may be called bullseye but do not know, the glass has some bubbles in it, but there are also seams, if that is helpful in any way. The chimney is missing.
If anyone can help identify or date my lamp in any way I would appreciate it! :D