Posted 3 years ago
I benefited from another collector who is downsizing and got these three oil lamps for $25 for all three. All are fully functional. I haven't done the work, yet, to clean them and verify that they are parts correct. I am NOT an experienced oil lamp collector. My original goal was only to acquire about 20 oil lamps, two for each room of my six room house, plus a backup for each room to be used when refilling lamps low on fuel (in addition to the two Dietz Jupiters with a 75 hour burn time I have for areas I want to keep from freezing but not have to check daily). I am still under 30 lamps, I think! Maybe. I also got three globes in this deal, two apparently original to the lamps.
The Giant Co. lamp (left) has a Plume & Atwood Thomaston Conn #2 Eagle burner on it. Guessing that one is not original.
Not sure what type of burner should be on a Duncan & Miller lamp (center), but it has an old burner stamped "White Flame Light Co. Grand Rapids Mich" and "Made in USA" on the wick knob. I also have the tallest version of this lamp and know where to buy the other finger lamp that is one up in size from this one. Debating if I should buy it. It is so big that, full of oil and with the shade on it, using it as finger lamp would be iffy.
The Scovill lamp (right) appears to be correct as it has the Queen Anne #2 burner.
I actually got lucky and found three dozen new old stock Eagle burners in the original boxes that have blank knobs. Ready for the apocalypse.