Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Help me identify this old lamp!

In Lamps > Wall Lamps and Sconces > Show & Tell.
Wall Lamps and Sconces86 of 102electrified oil lamp with paraffin tank..Angle Lamp - Model 100 Utility Lamp
Love it
Like it

rustytoolsrustytools loves this.
packrat-placepackrat-place loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 6 years ago


(1 item)

I hope someone can help identify the type and manufacturer, and age, of this old lamp that appears to be a fuel lamp that hangs on a wall or porch and has a tank with a 1/4" pipe coming down into a bend that feeds into the burner. It has no markings as to the make, but does have stenciled on it "Richards & Conover Hardware" & "Kansas City, Missouri" on it. I am sure that Richards and Conover is not the manufacturer of it as they were a hardware store in Leavenworth, Ks. and Kansas City, Missouri in the late 1800's. The 1/4" pipe actually extends through the tank, being soldered on the bottom of the tank, and extending through the top where the hanging eye is attched to it. It still has the fill cap on it.

Anyone have any idea or know who I may contact for info on this old lamp?

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago

    Sorry, I can be of no help, but I sure like it.
  2. OzarkCollector, 6 years ago
    Just had an interesting comment made to me,, that maybe it is not a lamp, but an old heater or "portable stove" that was used to heat coffee or whatever out in the fields and would hang from the wagon or tree or whatever?
    Could this be? It does look as though it could be used as such!?
  3. rustytools, 2 years ago
    Overall this mechanism looks very similar to the one I found in Brenham, Texas. I understand that it is an "oil torch lamp" fueled by kerosene or white gas. No manufacture markings are on mine either. Between the inline valve and the burner mine has small charcoal-like rocks isolated by two fine mesh screens. What would the purpose of these rocks? Clean the fuel?

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.