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Posted 2 years ago


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This is today's find from Salvation Army. It's a kerosene lamp base minus it's fittings and shade. I'm a little skeptical about it's age. It screams I'm old to the point of disbelief. The font has a huge inclusion in it and is mounted to the stem all wonky and crooked. There are seams ,bubbles and the base is rough and chipped around the edges. Looks like it's been around for a long time, but I don't know. No marks at all. The threaded top seems kind of small and must take an unusual fitting. I think it's called a Queen Anne burner from the few pictures I looked at online. Don't know about the shade could have been been anything from plain to fancy. -Mike-


  1. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 2 years ago
    You were correctly skeptical! These lamps are made in S.E.Asia and are distributed by a company in Texas. They sell reproductions of many U.S. Oil lamps patterns. The quality is quite shabby. RER (LOUMANAL)
  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 2 years ago
    Thanks LOUMNAL.... like I said it just didn't look that old to me and the color looked wrong too. It was only a couple of dollars so no harm done.Could still fit it out on the cheap and use it as a decorator piece or just put flowers in it.
  3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 2 years ago
    Sorry typo

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