IMASapp

Pine, Colorado

Personal Website: fairylampclub.com

I collect Victorian-era fairy lamps. I bought my first fairy lamp in 1971. It was $15 and it took me a couple weeks to make the decision to buy it. I still have I collect Victorian-era fairy lamps. I bought my first fairy lamp in 1971. It was $15 and it took me a couple weeks to make the decision to buy it. I still have it today and I consider it the seed that started a lifelong passion of collecting these elusive candle lamps. My fascination with fairy lamps began in the mid 1960s. The family of my bride to be had a small collection that had been in her family for many years. I was drawn to the variety of glass and the uniqueness of their purpose. Needless to say, my passion has not diminished of the years. I still enjoy the hunt for additions to my collection as much as the discovery of new information that adds real substance to my collection. Jim (Read more)

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  1. You may find this article useful http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Fairylamp/ArticleDavidsonPearline.html Look/feel for an Rd number embossed in the glass.
  2. My friend is a second generation steam engine collector. He only has one hot air engine and says it draws a crowd at shows. It seems they are hard to come by and many folks have never seen one. Eve...
  3. I sent your posting to a collector friend. He sent the following link of another similar design showing how it works. Thanks for the posting, it is a really interesting device. https://www.youtu...
  4. I agree completely. It would make a very nice night light for a child's bedroom. One they would always remember. It is a great find!!
  5. It does not ruin the value, but will have some effect on the serious collector. A beginning collector probably won't even care. A hole drilled in the candle cup is much like a hole drilled in an oil...
  6. Sorry for the double posts....stuff happens when you are my age.
  7. The lamp is indeed a "fairy lamp" to use the term loosely. It is illustrated in figure 308 in Ruf's book "Fairy Lamps". It had a 1996 book value of $150-200 and this is about right today. However, ...
  8. The lamp is indeed a "fairy lamp" to use the term loosely. It is illustrated in figure 308 in Ruf's book "Fairy Lamps". It had a 1996 book value of $150-200 and this is about right today. However, ...
  9. Great collection! There is a small shop in Sadalid, COne that also has a great collection. Same reason as you, they were too cool to throw out. Now all polished and displayed.
  10. Here ya go....D-74 replaces D-49. Sediment sampler. Depth-Integrating Reel Type, US D-74 and US D-74AL This is a 64-pound (28 kg) sampler for suspension by cable, reel, and crane to take suspe...
  11. You never know what may cause the air pockets to break on the inside. Could be changes in temperature or elevation. Or, could have been done in the making. Regardless, if the price was right and yo...
  12. You may find this website interesting and perhaps a little informative. http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Horn/MOPStudy.html
  13. A little long winded but explains how the swing arm works: The clock-barrel engine could also be used for cutting the groove in fusees for bracket clocks, except that the cutter would follow the co...
  14. Yes, the swing arm has be puzzled. The Olay thing I can think of is that limits the travel in some way. What led me to a lathe of of kind is the two square holes that hold the cutting stock. But,...
  15. Actually, I meant a watch maker's lathe.
  16. So, if we need another guess.....I think it may be a thread cutting lathe. Perhaps a watchers lathe.
  17. Excellant!!! That is the first reference I have ever seem to another one! Nice to see it also has an ax handle.
  18. A local museum tells me this is an assayer's maul. It is used in a rocking/sliding manner to crush ore samples for assaying.
  19. I'm leaning toward a window screen. The clover design and fleur-di-lis imply a religeos connection. Perhaps a church window covering. These are such great artifacts, I can't imagine how they en...
  20. I thought the same thing about the handle when I saw the screws. Now, I'm not so sure. It may not be the original handle but the hole in the iron is shaped for an axe-like handle. I looked to se...
  21. At 22 pounds, it is hard for me to imagine this thing was used like a hammer. Of course, I used to be a lot stronger a few decades ago. Seems like everything is getting heavier than it used to be. ...
  22. Thanks Riply. You link led me to a few great medical catalogs of the period.
  23. Impressive! To say the least.
  24. The first image is an Avon Hobnail Patio Perfumed Candle Holder. The glass maker is unknown and the vintage is probably the last quarter of 1900s. The base also came in green but the shade is usuall...
  25. Really nice! I wonder if the Ford Museum has one of these.
  26. I think you are right about the crude repairs indicating a need to keep the sled functional. And, rural remote areas we have plenty of here in the mountains of Colorado.
  27. Today, while making some minor repairs on the sled I made a few discoveries. They are: The name "Cox" is stamped into the cross bar at the front. It looks like a maker's mark but it could just a...
  28. I have added a few photos showing the construction. Please let me know if other details are needed.
  29. Ripely, thanks for the information!! There are steel straps on the runners and the brake is metal cut like fingers. I will a few more pics to show some of the details of the construction. Thanks a...
  30. Good tip! I did find some articles on sledding but have not found the kit yet. I'll keep searching the magazine. I don't know anything about dog sled but a "kick sled" seems to be correct consider...
  31. On the left hand side of your posting, you should find an "Edit this Posting" link. If you click on it it will allow you to edit the posting. Jim
  32. Frances, following is a link to your rotated image. http://fairy-lamp.com/Temp/CW_01.jpg Perhaps someone can help you. Jim
  33. Thanks for sharing your vase. Agreed, this decoration decoration is rarely seen. In our research of Barbe designs we were reluctant to call it "Forget Me Not" because the more common red color of th...
  34. Since these tea warmers use a candle, many fairy lamp collectors include them in their collections. The range of designs seems endless. Here are some great examples. They are hard to find to be sur...
  35. You may find this link helpful. https://www.google.com/#q=church+hinges
  36. Before retiring and settling in Colorado, this was my "vanity plate" on my car. My brother used MESapp, which was his name Marion Emory.
  37. I can't be much help, but the three leaf design leads me to a religeos connection. Perhaps the hinges came from a church.
  38. Actually,I meant to say Google images.
  39. It is a mantle vase. The holes held glass prisms. Look up mantle vase with prisms on eBay images and you will find many examples.
  40. According to "Oil Lamps" by Thuro, the pattern is called "Queen Heart" by Findlay Glass, Ohio
  41. Scott, There were two articles written in 2001-2002. I have combined them into one document and put them on-line for you at: http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Fairylamp/Northwood_Connection.pdf Plea...
  42. Scott, I had seen your collection. It is the very reason I posted these examples. While there are probably many sources of this glass type, one of my Club members wrote an article several years a...
  43. Great find! If you want to learn more about VEILLEUSES, there are a copy good books on Amazon and occasionally on eBay.
  44. idcloisonne, I put some information about Clarke's candles at: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/129880-clarkes-fairy-lamp-candles Yes, they have a distinctive smell. And, even after a...
  45. Early candles were tallow, made from animal fat. Clarke only made candles called "Fairy Lights". He commissioned numerous glass house to make "Fairy Lamps" so he could promote his candles. Kinda li...
  46. Yes, racer4foir, they are very attractive lot. However, I would never light one with a candle. The risk of cracking the shade is much too great. Instead, I use battery LED lights by GO LED. Somewh...
  47. Very nice old dry sink. Your observation of the lap joint caused me to inspect mine more closely. Indeed, the lap joint is secured with old cut nails. Mine is chestnut and have several layers of pa...
  48. I will post as often as possible at the risk of boring others of "fairy lamp talk." That said, all who love glass will enjoy the collection, regardless of the form. I will certainly let you know w...
  49. Thanks everyone for comments and links. They have been very helpful. I have several other Bohemian examples of candle lamps, some documented, not not, that I will post. Jim
  50. Thank you Scott. I am a regular visitor to the website....trying to learn what I can. It is what lead me to believe the lap is Welz. Since there are no candle lamps on the website, I think they m...
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