Posted 3 years ago
This oil lamp is 18.5" high and the body is about 5" in diameter. A $3 thrift shop find today. I was trying to stay small and cheap today, but I have never seen one of these before and couldn't resist it. Amazing that the original globe has survived. This dates from the 1950s. It has a #2 Eagle burner. Under the base is a metal plate with two keyhole cutouts so that it can be turned onto two projecting screw heads to secure it to a table or wall. Pretty sure that it is supposed to be used on a boat or ship. The oil reservoir is actually a smallish cylinder inside the inverted bell body. I took it apart and there is a rubber seal at the bottom of the oil reservoir but the size of the reservoir means it can only hold about 8-10 ounces of oil. Not sure how seriously it was meant to be used, but it is fully functional. Input on its true use welcomed. I could not find another example of this lamp.