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Posted 6 years ago


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I have this lamp and it is about three feet tall and about 2 feet wide. I don't know what the material it is constructed out of or the maker. Could anyone please help me out with some more information about this pieces; age, period, maker, country of origin, value, name of items, process used to make them, etc?

Thanks a bunch, all input is appreciated.

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    I think this is a British lamp, as they use 250 volts & 50 cycles/second on most things. The Bakelite Company was formed in 1922, hope this helps.
  2. luddite, 6 years ago
    hi, love the lamp! is it for sale
  3. mattdp82, 6 years ago
    So NiCe!! I love the vintage green color
  4. mattdp82, 6 years ago
    what is the company name on the black light switch itself? I can't make it out in the picture.
  5. dosher100 dosher100, 6 years ago
    My mom collects that style of glass I think its from the 20's the base is brass are copper . Look on the bottom it should give you some clue to the type of metal.
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    The name is Bryant , they started putting their name on the handle in 1898. Here is a link to patents for Bryant
  7. JohannB JohannB, 6 years ago
    Hello, your Bryant socket dates from 1900 and appears to be original based on the patina that matches the rest of your lamp. I believe you lamp is of American origin. Green shades like yours were made popular by Emeralite, but not all green cased shades are Emeralite. You can go to and they are very knowledgeable about your lamp. I have also found them helpful and nice.
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    JohannB you could be correct about about American origin due to the shade Mfg. possibly being emerlite as I'm no lamp expert. It is possible that they used a switch that was designed for both markets. If it had the original cord we might be able to tell more, but I don't see a cord.
    From wikipedia " Three phase 60 Hz at 120 volts became the dominant system in North America while 220-240 volts at 50 Hz became the standard in Europe.
  9. JohannB JohannB, 6 years ago
    Actually, I am an electrical contractor and know what you are saying very well. The older sockets, and Bryant was among them, marked their sockets as rated up to 250 volts. That doesn't mean that it was what it was actually used for. Some even said 600 volts, although that would be very odd as line voltage in a home.
  10. JohannB JohannB, 6 years ago
    Also, at this time, most European lamps and fixtures used the Bayonet style sockets and lamps.

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