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    Posted 2 years ago

    ChevymanBill
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    This was my Grandparents lamp from as far back as I can remember. I have always wanted it and finally had the opportunity to own it a few days ago. I bought it back from a very kind and compassionate antiques dealer who purchased it the day before from our cousins. My Aunt recently passed away and she had inherited my Grandparents house and all of the belongings. Our cousins didn't bother asking if there was any one item we would like to have that was important to us. Luckily I was able to track down the buyer (thanks to my sister) quickly and all is well for me. Never cared what a dollar value it may have, it's just sentimental to me. I always played with it as a little boy.

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    1. ChevymanBill, 2 years ago
      I would love to know how to identify just what this lamp is and how old it may be. I am pretty sure my Grandmother bought it in late 1915 - 1920's ?
    2. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      Check out antique slag glass lamp:) Good luck.
      I love your story:)
    3. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      If the lamp is old and not a reproduction, it's been rewired very recently (polarised plugs don't pop up till the 1970s?) I would look into buying an old-fashion-style fabric-wrapped cord and acorn plug from a place like the Vintage Electric Supply Company (they are also on eBay) to rewire it back into an older style. They supply old-style stuff with all its modern safety requirements.
      I do, though, like the story. I'm sorry to hear about your Aunt.
    4. ChevymanBill, 2 years ago
      I appreciate fellow collectors comments. I will find a period correct chord for this. That is a great idea. This is definitely an old lamp. My Grandma liked nice things and thank goodness this never got knocked over and damaged in all of the years she owned it. It has been in maybe 4 different homes since new so not handled a lot.
    5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Your vintage slag lamp is not uncommon to find replaced cord for fire and safety . It looks like someone used a abrasive cleaner on it . I have had 4 of these and still have have one from my family homestead . Dates 1930's and does not have a cloth wrapped cord and never did . Very beautiful
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
      think I spotted your lamp in a 1910/20 Sears catalog:
      http://www.oldhouselights.com/page_111_sears20.htm
      http://www.oldhouselights.com/antique_lighting_catalog_sears20_frame.htm
    7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Amazing Tallcakes ! What a fantastic solve !
    8. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 years ago
      very interesting looking through old catalogs. The color of the glass description also seems to match the glass color here; notice that it's called art glass and not slag glass...

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