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My great grandmother's slag glass lamp from 1908. Unknown maker.

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trgrubaugh's loves14 of 904Cased 1/9-Plate Daguerreotype of Unidentified Gentleman. Early 1850s.Table lamp
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    Posted 4 years ago

    EricDrewes
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    My great grandmother lived in Chicago from 1888 until 1929. The family then moved to Cincinatti where they lived until the late 1940's. I would imagine the lamp was purchased new. It is definitely real slag glass as you can tell by the sound when tapping on it. The base is very ornate and very heavy. It is in nearly perfect condition with no cracks to any panels and only a few very small chips in the white finish on the base itself. I put a new cord on it when I inherited it back in 1991, but all other hardware on it is original as far as I can tell. I did find what I think is a manufacture date of 1908 on it, but no other markings as to the manufacturer. I would never sell this lamp, but I would be interested in determining its worth for insurance purposes. I would also be interested in finding a matching lamp so I could have one on each nightstand.

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    Comments

    1. EricDrewes, 4 years ago
      I have literally been searching ebay every day for the past 6 years hoping to find another one like it, but so far my efforts have been futile.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      You have a gorgeous lamp ! I have not seen one like it but hopefully someone on site has a book on slag glass lamps .
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Beautiful!
    4. EricDrewes, 4 years ago
      I have taken the shade off to look for any identification marks, but there are none. The only marking I found was a 1908 date stamped on the base, which I assume is the manufacture date.
    5. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 4 years ago
      amazing lamp
    6. Ozzy63, 5 months ago
      Hi Eric please check out the lamp I found in my treasures.
    7. Ozzy63, 5 months ago
      Hi Eric
      I just bought a antique shop and found a matching lamp to yours... its beautiful minor damage ( just on the lamp but shade is in perfect shape )

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