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    Posted 4 years ago

    CWcollection
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    I would like some information on this kerosene lamp. It appears to have never been used s there are no burn marks on the inside of the burner
    It is pictured hanging in a wall. It is painted with aluminum paint which is rubbed off some areas.
    The chimney is held in place by a setscrew. not by long clamps and is made so that the chimney and burner hinges to the side. The large base makes it very stable when sitting on a flat surface
    The wick is interesting. It reads.#5 ..Super asbestos Safety Wick. Lasts about 5 years. 25 cents. Manufactured by the fireproof Safety Wick Works Chicago U.S.A. length is 8 inches, never burned
    Because it is asbestos I have wrapped it plastic so as not to contaminate when handled

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    1. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
      Like I've always said, you can't date a lamp by the burner on it because they were regularly replaced if the lamp was used often. This burner has a screw that holds the flanged-based chimney. Probably by E.F. Jones, this burner was patented in the 1850's and was in use in many different styles up the the 1900's. The metal font and light reflector were common in the early 1900's and were used in barns, camps, halls and were considered more utilitarian than decorative. RER
    2. CWcollection CWcollection, 4 years ago
      Lumanal
      Thanks for the information on this lamp. I have never seen a chimney secured like this. I think too much pressure would crack the chimney The reflector is not polished, and all ears as tho it was painted with the same type of paint as the base. The interior has no kerosene smell and is clean. I thought that the wick was odd as it was made of woven asbestos so I removed it and wrapped it so as not to contaminate anything.
      Thanks again. Now I have a starting point for some research on the burner and wick.
      BD
    3. CWcollection CWcollection, 4 years ago
      Pardon ,I left out the o in Loumanal.

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