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    Posted 4 years ago

    melaniej
    (701 items)

    "The Lamplighter"
    Foot and a half tall
    Brass, metal and wood base
    This was a surprise from husband. It was found in a construction yard.
    It's signed and dated looks like SSO with a date that I can't make out.
    I wiped it down with a dry cloth he is still very dirty but I'm afraid to clean him further without knowing how to without damaging him.
    This is a site I was reading yesterday about the Victorian Lamplighter.
    http://thevictorianist.blogspot.com/2010/10/victorian-lamplighter.html

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    1. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      I love it!!
    2. melaniej melaniej, 4 years ago
      Virginia thank ;)
      I love it also .
      My husband knows me well.
    3. melaniej melaniej, 4 years ago
      After downloading and zooming in on mark....it kinda looks like SSA in cursive
    4. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      Must be very rare.
    5. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      Must be very rare. Did it strike a flame and light a cigar? Sometimes novel items like this were set up in a bar..It looks like a smoker could have sat on a stool and got a light from it comfortably--- but I have no idea if THIS was what this could be. Just thinking WAY out of the box. Whatever it is--it is really FUN!!
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      i love it too! my last name - Veilleux - is a midieval french word that means lamplighter.
    7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      That is soooo cool!
    8. melaniej melaniej, 4 years ago
      Postcardcollector thank you very much for your love and comments.
      He is an awesome piece. I had the thought of electrifying this because it's so tall it would make an awesome lamp....but
      Just a thought for now.


    9. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      I love him Melanie! I may sound crazy, but I find the "dirt" gives it a sense of age and definitely adds character!
    10. melaniej melaniej, 4 years ago
      Rick I'm sure he's old...but I not to keen on the extra dirt.....
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Lol... What I like about it is that "just dug out of the ground" look. Not for everybody, but I like it!
    12. Jtw1313, 4 years ago
      That is a awesome piece of art
    13. AzTom AzTom, 3 years ago
      A piece that someone spent a lot of time making for sure. I would agree that it's signed SSA, in cursive. The date looks like 68.
      I did notice a clutch head screw in it just below the second S.

      I don't think you could hurt it as long as you used a mild cleaner that won't take the paint off.
    14. Nicefice, 3 years ago
      Very Cool Piece! Top hat and tails...Love It :)
    15. Master Master, 3 years ago
      Lovely piece .I have a ceramic lamp lighter on my page that was left to my mum

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