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Arts & Craft period Mission oak Slag Glass Lamp c.1910

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Posted 6 years ago

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This is another lamp I just bought. Was wondering about the maker of these lamps. Very very old. The only marking on it is near the sockets and says Benjamin 250w. I have no idea what that means. It appears to be all original but needs a new cord. The cord is cloth and the plug looks kind of scary, I dont really trust it. But it worked when I plugged it in. Nothing blew up or caught on fire. Lol. Any info would be very much appreciated. Thanks, Anna.

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  1. Harborguy Harborguy, 6 years ago
    Hi Anna - If you do a search for Benjamin lamp socket, I believe you will find some useful information. Good luck!
  2. Annatique Annatique, 6 years ago
    Thank you, I will try that route. : )
  3. JohannB JohannB, 6 years ago
    Benjamin made lamp parts, but not whole lamps. Many of these "Arts and Crafts" style lamps were made by lamp companies, but quite a few were made by High School students in shop class. Some of them are very good and sought after by collectors. Yours is nice and I would say worth in the area of $250.00-350.00
    Thank you for sharing
  4. Annatique Annatique, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much for the info johannB! : )
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
    This is a gorgeous lamp! You can easily find new "old looking twist cloth" cords at better or specialty hardware stores. The plug is probably bakelite and can still be used if it isn't chewed up or split. On the other hand - hey, if it doesn't sizzle....why worry? I have one made in a shop class. It didn't have a shade as lovely as your lamp. I had to rewire mine and eventually found the right shade for its proportion. I love it - your lamp is very lovely.
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
    Sorry I used the words love and lovely way too much...I don't know how to edit comments....
  7. wanderung, 1 year ago
    I collect these wood lamps. Most of the ones that survive today were built by the W.B Brown Company in Bluffton, Indiana -- which operated from about 1905 to 1923. Some are marked with that name but many are not. A digital 500-page catalog from that company has been reproduced and is still available on eBay I believe. I am not sure if this is a Brown lamp or not. I will try to go through the Brown catalog and see if this lamp is pictured. Another company that made beautiful wood lamps was the Daisy Lamp Company in Fairbeault, Minnesota

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