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Adams & Company, Pittsburgh, Pa -VALENCIA WAFFLE "Block and Star" VASELINE LAMP

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This lamp is not in any of the OIL LAMP Reference books but was said to have been made by the Adams & Company pre- 1891. It is a large Vaseline Glass lamp that measures 7" wide by 8 3/4" tall (top of collar). The other unique aspect of this lamp is that it has a "picket Fence" base, a #3 collar and a filler hole on the top of the font. It is one of a few lamps made in Vaseline in my collection (accumulation). The burner is a #3 "QUEEN" made by the Manhattan Brass Company of N.Y.


    1. Aimathena Aimathena, 6 years ago
      Beautiful lamp BOB. I'm partial to the third photo ;-)
    2. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      very nice lamp but doesn't look like Valencia to me. It does look more like the Paragon pattern made by Adams & Co. in 1891 and later as U.S .Glass #15118.
    3. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Tallcakes! I have never seen the Paragon pattern....I will look it up. I was basing the ID on a site of a collector who specializes in Valencia Waffle. Thanks for your input, I truly appreciate it. Here's a link to the site, BOB
    4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Thank you Aimathena, TallCakes, Moonstonelover21, valentino97, walksoftly, blunderbuss2, tom61375, vetraio50, aghcollect, bradleydolly, petey and officialfuel for the LOVE and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you! BOB
    5. Aimathena Aimathena, 6 years ago
      You're very welcome BOB. A very happy new year to you as well.
    6. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      TallCakes...Other than for some Castor Sets that have some similarities, I couldn't find anything in the Adams & Co. PARAGON pattern. The U.S. Glass "Paragon" #15118 -Cane Horseshoe pattern is quite unlike this Block & Star design. Do you have a link to bigger examples of the Adams & Co. PARAGON pattern? Thanks, BOB
    7. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      I'm not really convinced on the USG attribution for Paragon either. Many of the EAPG era oil lamps were not really part of a pattern line. The one you have has some of the motifs from Paragon as well as Valencia Waffle, which does tend to agree with the Adams & Co. attribution, but it may not have actually been given a name. I found a few Paragon examples but not any really good images showing the detail; tho' the detail around the base of the Paragon caster set does look more like the foot on your lamp. The foot of all Valencia Waffle pieces that I've found were all square and had the same motifs as the body. I found it interesting that the link you provided mention this lamp as an unusual Block and Star pattern.
    8. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      TallCakes! As always, your input is truly appreciated. I agree that Oil Lamps patterns were a breed of their own. There are of course many examples that followed well known EAPG patterns. Thanks, BOB
    9. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Thank you DrFluffy for the Love! BOB
    10. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Thanks antiques-in-nj for the Love! BOB
    11. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Thank you nutsabotas6760 and smiata for the Love. RER(BOB)
    12. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
      Thank you inky for the Love! RER(BOB)
    13. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      Thank you antiquerose and Virginia.vintage for the love. RER(BOB)
    14. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      Thank you kerry10456, greenglassloveE, hickadilly1, Kimbers2 and SEAN68 for the loves. RER(BOB)
    15. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 5 years ago
      Thank you fortapache for the love. RER(BOB)
    16. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 2 years ago
      Really like this one!

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