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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
    (2029 items)

    Back from the days before electric light bulbs there were oil lamps. Up here they are still used as the electricity goes out often.
    This one has an Eagle burner. The lamp has an amber base with a clear fuel section. Most likely it is about 100 years old although it could be from the 1920s or 30s.
    I had been using the smokeless oil in it which tends to make about as much light as a dull match. Put the good smoke filled stuff in it and it made the light for the last photo.

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Wonderful rooms Fort...like stepping back in time :)
    2. NevadaBlades, 4 years ago
      A work of art in its own right.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much miklv85.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      And thank you very much NevadaBlades.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Thomas. My cats break a globe now and then.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      mikelv85
      NevadaBlades
      brunswick
      Caperkid
      gargoylecollector
      Nicefice
      officialfuel
      melaniej
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      blunderbuss2
      antiquerose
      Trey
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you AnnaB.
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      CLASSIC -- I still have about 3 or 4 here myself ...from the Farm
    10. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much antiquerose. I only have 2 plus some lanterns.
    11. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Pretty sure that Eagle is a 1950s-1960s line.
      https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VXzxH_mn4hw/VaLHnZGMrvI/AAAAAAAAO_w/2DcWmtQS6Ks/w769-h577-no/Paintings%2Band%2Bkerosene%2Blamps%2B017.JPG
      All but 2 of the above are 1940s on. And one is not the big pretty golden one, which is also Eagle and dated to the 1950s. The one next to it is 1930s. The little tiny thing is a folk art kerosene lamp made of an inkwell and broken 1940s creamer bottle's top, along with the wick holder, by yours truly-- yes, it works.

      I also use oil lamps.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much SpiritBear. I have been looking for a site with info on the oil lamp manufacturers but have had no luck.
    13. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      On the adjustment knob, is there a P. & A. anywhere on it?
    14. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Yes there is SpiritBear. I have another Eagle lamp to research. I'll try and match it up with one online.
    15. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      P & A was probably the biggest lamp company back in the '50s. They owned numerous plants. Their records are not complete, though.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      A break through. This one was made in Thomaston which means 1955 as they moved there that year and the plant destroyed in a flood later that year. The other is a Danbury which puts it at late 50s through the 60s.
    17. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      http://www.thelampworks.com/lw_companies_p&a.htm

      A handy site for the Plume and Atwood Co.
    18. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      My big honey-amber one also was.

      A few years ago I also used that site. Can't recall much. Thanks for posting it.
    19. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      You are welcome SpiritBear. I need to revise my description.
    20. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      MarioZ
      AmatoorPikr

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