Posted 6 years ago
As a kid on the farm we had an old house from previous generations that sat empty. It was large, but quite spartan and during the depression they built in a second kitchen and split the house for two families.
These globes were in the 'new' kitchen and I remember them even as a kid in the early 70's in the cabinets.
We finally talked my dad out of them and have had them for some time, but have just this week lit them on top of our family room entertainment center.
Manhattan seems to be connected to the Standard Oil Company, but I have yet to find anything online about a Manhattan gas globe that looks like this one.
My dad has also joked(?) about us paying him for these.
The Manhattan globe is a fairly heavy glass (porcelain?) and the Independent has a metal piece around it.
Any ideas as to the history on these?
Thanks in advance!