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National Glass Company model 79D oil lamp, ca 1900, with Scovill burner

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    Posted 8 months ago

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    This National Glass Co. oil lamp is 9" high, minus the burner, and the bowl is 6" in diameter and the foot 7" in diameter. It weighs 4 lbs. There are no maker marks, patent marks, etc., on the body of the lamp. I have the chimney for it, as well. It has a Scovill Mfg. Co. Queen Anne No. 2 burner.

    This is a fancy pressed glass lamp, with a lot of detail, probably something which would be found in an upper class Victorian home. It has one of the largest bowls of the lamps in my collection of 40, or so, oil lamps. It would probably burn for about 20-25 hours on one bowl of fuel, possibly longer. It would be a great lamp for a common user area, like a living room, since it will burn for a long time, but doesn't have a fill plug on the font. I suspect that it once had a shade.

    I definitely don't need any more oil lamps and it has been quite a while since I bought one, but this one was so nice, in perfect condition and all original, with a price tag of $9.99. It was a bargain at that price. When I was paying for it, I realized it had a half off tag on it so I ended up paying $5.40 total for it. No way I could pass it by.

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      Thanks for loving my latest oil lamp Alfie21, fortapache, jscott0363, Kevin, Jenni and officialfuel!

      I have not yet found out who made the lamp, though I did find one other example and it also had the Scovill Queen Anne No. 2 burner on it, so pretty sure now that that burner is original to the lamp. Pretty sure the chimney is a replacement, though.
    2. TallCakes TallCakes, 8 months ago
      EAPGS has this as National Glass No. 79D c1900
      the pattern was produced at the Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton factory (Factory #6, Findlay Ohio), thus the D on the pattern number. Therefore, some may have this as a DG&L pattern.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      Thanks TallCakes!
    4. MrMaglue MrMaglue, 8 months ago
    5. MrMaglue MrMaglue, 8 months ago
      I have 25 or so,..ya never know when you might need a light
    6. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      Thanks for your comments MrMaglue! Always handy to have oil lamps on hand and they would also make good trade items, if there is some prolonged disaster. Just be sure to stock up on lamp oil or K1 kerosene, too!
    7. MrMaglue MrMaglue, 8 months ago
      yes i agree i have a box of wicks in different sizes and a couple gallon's or so of fuel .... '=)) and have a gas station down the road that sells kerosene...hope for the best prepare for the worst ... later.bud.
    8. kwqd kwqd, 8 months ago
      Thanks for loving my oil lamp SEAN68, blunderbuss2, Manikin, mikelv85, charcoal, dav2no1, MrMaglue and Thomas!
    9. kwqd kwqd, 7 months ago
      Thanks Sunmoon2679!
    10. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 7 months ago
      What a bargain!!
      These are becoming harder and harder to come by, at least around my area. My Father’s parents used oil lamps because of no electricity. I have two that were Grandma’s and my Daughter “swiped” them. And they are heavy, you would think 4 lbs., that’s not much but the glass is so thick, the weight is substantial.
      Beautiful lamp Kevin!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 7 months ago
      Thanks for your comments, Eileen! Well, at least your old lamps are staying in the family! I think the really heavy lamps were meant to be used in places like parlors or living rooms where they could be the center of attention. I don't see the really old lamps much, more the 1960s and later lamps... My parents were born in 1913 and 1915 on farms so they used oil lamps, chamber pots, wood burning stoves, etc. They moved "into town" in the 1920s.
    12. kwqd kwqd, 7 months ago
      One of my Dad's responsibilities was to arrive first at the one room school he attended to build a fire in the wood stove so the school would be warm when the rest of the class arrived.

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