Posted 6 years ago
I recently purchased an electric torchiere floor lamp at a local thrift shop. The light bulb socket is sized for a three-way 100-200-300 mogul bulb and cast into the underside of the base are the words "BEACON LAMP CO". My search on the internet found no other lamps from this maker but did return some information that there was a Beacon Lamp Company in New Brunswick, NJ in 1897 that filed for bankruptcy in 1898. Another document I found stated that the Beacon Lamp Co. factory was destroyed by fire in 1899.
How can I verify if this lamp is authentic and, if it is, what would the estimated resale value be?