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    Posted 13 years ago

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    I picked up from an estate sale many years ago, can't find anything on interent about these types of oil lamps. It is dated on the glass 1870, but the burner says 1867. Thanx

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    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 13 years ago
      Your oil lamp is awesome!!!!!!!!
    2. Janet, 13 years ago
      This lamp is what's called a "Marriage Lamp" or "Wedding Lamp". Based on the picture's resemblance to the picture on pg. 187 of Oil Lamps: The Kerosene Era in North America, I believe it to be made by Ripley. You should expect between $750 and $1250 at auction.
    3. chevy59 chevy59, 13 years ago
      Thank you Janet for the information, that is great news. I will pass this lamp down to my children. Thanx
    4. Susan, 13 years ago
      This is only the second one of these Marriage lamps I have seen. I passed up buying one years ago and have regretted it ever since. Lucky find!
    5. chevy59 chevy59, 13 years ago
      Thank you Susan! Glad you like it!!!
    6. Toyman Toyman, 13 years ago
      I love the double oil lamp with aux candle holder.It is very nice anu dont see too many.I guess most have been droped and broken.I really love your car.I collect cars too.I have a 1967 impala ss in a storage building that needs to be pulled out and worked on and 67 camaro 69 grand prix 68 chevy truck owned by daral waltrip family.Others too These are my favorite ones.
    7. chevy59 chevy59, 13 years ago
      Thanks Toyman, glad to hear you are chevy man as well. I also have a 91 Z28 convertible that I bought back in 93. My daughter thinks it's going to be hers when she turns 16 years old this year. Lol
    8. Toyman Toyman, 13 years ago
      Well Just tell her its both of yours But she cant drive it. Haha
    9. chevy59 chevy59, 13 years ago
      Thanks MooreAntique, glad u like!
    10. chevy59 chevy59, 13 years ago
      Thanks Trukn20 and toolate2.
    11. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 13 years ago
      You're going to pass this down to your kids? Ever think of adopting...Pop.
      A true beauty !!
    12. cindyjune cindyjune, 13 years ago
      Wow! What a great lamp!
    13. chevy59 chevy59, 13 years ago
      Thanks hedgewalker, cindyjune, and dottie. Yeah my daughter thinks she's going to get this too when she gets married. Lol
    14. chevy59 chevy59, 13 years ago
      Thanks hotkitties.
    15. timetraveler, 13 years ago
      Whoa! This lamp is especially rare! Now this is a real treasure you don't find often.
    16. officialfuel officialfuel, 13 years ago
      Wow chevy59, glad people are starting to realize how rare that lamp is!!
    17. chevy59 chevy59, 13 years ago
      Thanks egreely1976, timetravler, and vetraio50.
    18. chevy59 chevy59, 12 years ago
      Thanks convair, mtg75, and sandhardin.
    19. chevy59 chevy59, 12 years ago
      Thanks chevelleman69 and shughs.
    20. Morloff44, 6 years ago
      I have a wedding lamp. The bowls are blue and the base is white. I was told it is from1800 and it is rare. I am not sure how to post a picture of it.
    21. drioux2616, 5 years ago
      I have 3 of them - one clear, one blue with white base and on white with blue base. Would love to find one with a cover for the match holder. The lids are very hard to come by as many were broken over the years. Have seen one with a blue cover.

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