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Cut Glass Oil Lamp   OL85
Cut Glass Oil Lamp OL85
Original, quality, late 19th century, cut glass oil lamp of an unusual form. This example has the body and foot all in one and sits low on the table and has the top of the range Messenger's Patent brass burner and gallery to take 2" x 1" flat wicks. This brass burner has a slide to lift up the shade and chimney giving access to the wicks for lighting without removing the shade etc. The two wick controls have off white ceramic inserts detailed in black transfer text "Messenger's No2 Patent Duplex". The brass has been polished and lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. A most unusual oil lamp. The chimney is included, but the shade is not included in the price, but may be available; see our 'Lamp Shades' section, item code OS114. Lamp only, base 5.25" diameter + 8.5" tall, including chimney 18" tall. 
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Price: 230.00


Oil Lamp Wall Bracket OL84
Original, quality, late 19th century, cast iron wall bracket, with a cut glass oil font and brass burner and gallery. This very decorative bracket has designs of acanthus leaves and other foliage, a swivel bracket mount to the backplate and a basket to hold the lift out glass font. The basket is impressed "F H & Co Ltd" for the manufacturer and both pieces are impressed with the registration number for the year 1893. All is in the original brass plated finish and is in superb condition. The bracket and the burner has been cleaned and lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. Backplate 7.25" x 2.5", total 11.5" tall excluding shade and chimney x 5" wide, 11" front to back when out and 5" when in.The chimney is included, the shade is not, but may be available reference code OS114. 
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Price: 230.00


Oil Lamp Wall Bracket   OL84



Art Nouveau Oil Side Lamp   OL82
Art Nouveau Oil Side Lamp OL82
Original, quality, oil side lamp of an unusual form, with a cast iron base, a pale pink tinted clear, cut glass font and a brass screw in twin 1" wick burner and gallery. The base has three cast iron supports on a shaped cast iron plinth, all in a serious Art Nouveau style and is impressed to the underside and each leg with the registration number for the year 1905. The glass font has two bands of cut decoration and the brass burner has black ceramic inserts to the wick controls detailing "Youngs No.1 Screw". The brass and ironwork have been cleaned and lacquered and all is complete and in good and working order. The burner and gallery will take a standard 3.75" base diameter oil shade and a standard 2.5" base diameter chimney. Lamp excluding shade and chimney 19.5" tall x 7.5" base diameter + total height including chimney 28". The chimney is included, but the shade is not but may be available reference code OS97. 
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Price: 230.00


Wells Unbreakable Moulders Lamp OL81
Original, quality, Wells Unbreakable cast iron workshop lamp fired by Colza or vegetable oil, circa 1900 / 1910. This superb example appears unused, is complete with its rope wick and screw off nozzle. One side is impressed "A. C. Wells and Co" for the manufacturer and "No 20", the other side "Wells Unbreakable Moulders Lamp". Has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Base diameter 3.75", height of body 2.25", total 3.25" tall + 6.5" wide.  
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Price: 165.00


Wells Unbreakable Moulders Lamp   OL81



Pink Glass Oil Side Lamp   OL80
Pink Glass Oil Side Lamp OL80
Original, quality 1920's, oil side lamp, with a two tone pink decorated glass font mounted on a shaped brass stem and an embossed base plate all on a black glazed circular stoneware base. The brass twin 1" wick burner, with gallery to take a standard 4" diameter base oil lamp shade, has two wick controls detailing "Youngs, No.2 Screw". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. Base 7" diameter, lamp with chimney 23.5" tall x 14" without. The glass chimney is included as are the wicks, but the shade is not and is no longer available. 
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Price: 250.00


Corinthian Column Oil Side Lamp OL78
Original, quality, late 19th century, oil side lamp, with a cut and decorated clear glass font, mounted on a tapered brass corinthian column base on a square plinth. The brass twin wick burner, with a gallery to take a standard 4" diameter base oil shade has two wick controls, each inset with black ceramic detailing "Duplex English made" The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. The glass chimney is included, as are the new wicks but the shade is not and is no longer available. 32" tall with chimney + 22" without, plinth 6" square. 
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Price: 300.00


Corinthian Column Oil Side Lamp   OL78



Brass Oil Lamp    OL74
Brass Oil Lamp OL74
Original, quality, late 19th century, superb brass urn shaped oil side lamp, with a lift out font and styalised serpent side handles, all mounted on a block brass pedestal. Three sides of the pedestal are embossed and engraved with designs of grapes, vines and leaves and the other is detailed "Presented to John Hanna Esq J.P. by the Ashton Under Lyne Caledonian Association, July 21st 1896. Burns Centenary". The main body is profusely embossed and engraved with designs of grapes, vines and leaves as on the pedestal, and the lift out font has a reeded design to match that on the foot of the urn. The twin 1" wick oil burner is a top of the range 'Hinks' burner in brass, with a white ceramic button to the wick control and marked "Hinks Duplex No 2" and has a gallery lifting device to enable the lamp to be lit without removing the shade or chimney. This burner has the side lug attachments to lock onto the top collar and is stamped "Hinks and Sons Patent". The glass chimney is included in the price but the shade is not and is no longer available. All is polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. A very unusual oil lamp with an interesting dedication. Complete and in good and working order. Plinth 5.25" x 5.25" base, 10.5" widest + 7.5" front to back excluding shade, 28" tall with chimney + 19" without. 
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Price: 585.00


Oil Side Lamp OL68
Original, quality, late 19th Century, oil side lamp with a cut glass font, mounted on a cast brass short corinthian column and fitted with a brass twin 1" wick burner. The wick control has an insert white ceramic button detailing 'Hinks No 2 Duplex', which does have a crack across it, but is fully operational. The collar on the glass font is marked 'Youngs', the brass has been polished and lacquered, all has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. A short, but super quality oil side lamp. The lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. Base 5.5" square, lamp 26" tall with chimney and 17" tall without chimney. The glass chimney is included in the price, but the shade is no longer available.  
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Price: 256.00


Oil Side Lamp   OL68



Cut Glass and Brass Oil Side Lamp   OL65
Cut Glass and Brass Oil Side Lamp OL65
Original, quality, 1920's, oil side lamp with a clear cut glass font on a reeded brass stem, with a decorated brass plinth on a black glazed stoneware circular base. This lamp is fitted with a twin 1" wick brass burner and all has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. The lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. The chimney is included in the price but the shade is not and is no longer available. Base 6.75" diameter, font 6" diameter, 26.5" tall with chimney and 17.5" tall without chimney. 
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Price: 230.00


Ceramic and Brass Oil Side Lamp OL62
Original, quality, late 19th Century, superb, pale green ceramic, vase shaped oil side lamp with a cast brass decorative plinth, sides handles and top mount to the lift out font. The ceramic body is extremely well decorated with a floral design to each side; one of snowdrops and the other of a white clematis style of flower. The original twin 1" wick burner is also of top quality and of the bayonet fitting, with the turn key lifting action to enable the wicks to be lit without removing the globe and chimney. The twin wick control has a white ceramic insert to the grip and this is detailed 'New Duplex No 1' and the brass collar to the font is impressed 'Hinks & Sons patent' for the bayonet fitting. This lamp is complete and original, has been polished and lacquered and is in good and working order. The lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. The glass chimney is included but the shade is not included in the price and is no longer available. A very special oil lamp. 25.5" tall with chimney, 16.5" tall without chimney, 8.25" widest and 6" x 6" at base. 
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Price: 650.00


Ceramic and Brass Oil Side Lamp   OL62



Ceramic Oil Lamp   OL60
Ceramic Oil Lamp OL60
Original, quality, late 19th Century, ceramic, vase shaped oil lamp of British manufacture, in the Moorish style with a highly decorated and colourful ceramic body and cover to the lift out brass oil reservior. The square, cast brass pedestal is decorated in relief and stands on four feet, mounted with mythical creature heads. The brass burner is of the best quality, with a key twist action to raise both the globe and chimney, permitting the lamp to be lit without removing the globe or chimney. The wick control has a black porcelain insert detailing the manufacturer: 'Hinks's Duplex Patent' and the double wheel control will adjust each of the two 1" wicks independently. The main ceramic body is transfer printed to the inside in blue detailing 'Patent' and ? and what appears to be 'Istanbul', also a paper label is affixed and details: 'Des. No 340' and '32/6'. All is completely original and has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order, the brass polished and lacquered. The shade is not included in the price and is no longer available. A very unusual and superb oil lamp. The lacquer can be removed upon request, at no extra cost. 12.5" tall without chimney and 21.5" with, base 5" square and body 5.75" widest. 
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Price: 650.00


Oil Lamp Wick Trimmer WT3
Original, quality, late 19th Century, cast iron cutting tool for trimming oil burner wicks. The plier action will operate the blade to cut a 2.25" wick and, providing the blade is sharp, it will cut cleanly. Embossed to one handle is 'US Patent, manufactured in the USA'. A very unusual gadget; complete and in good and working order. 7.5" x 2.75" x 4". 
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Price: 156.00


Oil Lamp Wick Trimmer   WT3



Oil Lamp Wick Trimmer   WT2
Oil Lamp Wick Trimmer WT2
Original, quality, late 19th Century, cast iron, cutting tool for trimming oil lamp wicks. The plier action will operate the curved blades and this tool is designed to fit into the wick aperture on oil lamps with 1" wicks and, providing the blade has an edge, it will cut cleanly. Embossed to one handle 'U.S. Patent, manufactured in USA'. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. A very unusual gadget. 5.5" x 4.25" x 2". 
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Price: 156.00


Etched Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS116
Original, quality, clear glass, beehive shaped oil lamp shade, circa 1900, to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. This example is etched with designs of hibiscus flowers, acanthus leaves and is complete and in good order. 7.5" tall x 8" widest, lower aperture 4".  
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Price: 300.00


Etched Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS116



Cranberry Tinted Oil Lamp Globe   OS115
Cranberry Tinted Oil Lamp Globe OS115
Original, quality, late 19th century, cranberry tinted glass oil lamp globe, with etched designs of carnation flowers. Will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery and is complete and in good order. 7" tall x 8" widest, lower aperture 4" diameter.  
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Price: 400.00


Cut Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS114
Original, quality, spherical shaped clear and frosted glass oil lamp globe, circa 1900, with a 3" band of cut glass decoration to the centre and the upper and lower sections in frosted glass, will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. Most difficult to find oil lamp shades with cut glass decoration these days. Complete and in good and order. 7" tall x 8" widest, lower aperture 4" diameter.  
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Price: 400.00


Cut Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS114



Opaline Twist Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS110
Opaline Twist Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS110
Original, quality, clear glass oil lamp shade, circa 1900, to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. This stunning example has continuous diagonal stripes of opaline glass running from the base to the top. The top has eight waves, flaring outwards. All is complete and in good order. A most unusual oil shade. 5.75" tall x 8.25" widest + 4" lower aperture. 
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Price: 450.00


Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS109
Original, quality, late 19th century, cranberry glass oil lamp shade, to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. This example has an etched design all round detailing large plant leaves and flowers which could be a 'mallow' plant. The cranberry colour is all the way up the glass, with a concentrated colour to the top fluted and wavy rim, with six waves. A good colour, complete and in good order. 6.75" tall x 8" widest + 4" lower aperture.  
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Price: 485.00


Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS109



Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS107
Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS107
Original, quality, late 19th century, cranberry tinted glass oil lamp shade, to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. This superb example has etched alternate designs, each repeated three times, a flaming Olympic type torch and a stem of Hibiscus flowers. The colour is near clear at the base increasing to a good deep cranberry colour at the very frilly outurned top rim. Great colour and great condition, perfect. 6.75" tall x 8" widest, lower aperture 4" diameter.  
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Price: 550.00


Yellow Oil Lamp Shade OS99
Original, quality, late 19th century, etched yellow tinted glass oil lamp shade to fit a standard duplex double burner and gallery. The etched detail of flowers, leaves and swallows in flight is repeated in the four panels. The body has a bold diagonal twist to the wavy top rim and the yellow colour is strongest at the top fading toward the base. All is complete and in good order. 5.75" tall x 8" widest + 4" lower aperture.  
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Price: 385.00


Yellow Oil Lamp Shade   OS99



Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS97
Cranberry Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS97
Original, quality, cranberry coloured glass oil lamp shade, circa 1900. This six pointed flared shade will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery and has diagonal etched decoration of acanthus leaves and flowers. Complete and in good order. 6" tall x 8.75" widest + 4" base aperture.  
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Price: 350.00


Frosted Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS95
Original, quality, ovoid shaped, etched and frosted clear glass oil lamp shade, circa 1900/1920's, will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. The etched design details five panels, each with a classical figure. A most unusual oil shade, complete and in good order. 7.5" tall, 6.5" widest + 4" lower aperture.  
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Price: 230.00


Frosted Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS95



Clear Glass Oil Lamp Shade   OS94
Clear Glass Oil Lamp Shade OS94
Original, quality, etched clear glass oil lamp shade, circa 1900, to fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. The etched design in six panels, is in the Aesthetic Movement style. All is complete and in good order. 7.25" tall, 7.5" widest + 4" lower aperture.  
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Price: 300.00


Etched Oil Lamp Shade OS78
Original, quality, clear but frosted glass, oil lamp shade circa 1900, with a tapered body and a multi frilled top rim. The frosted body is acid etched with a design of three birds on branches. This shade will fit a standard, duplex double wick burner gallery. Complete and in good order. 8.75" tall, 7.25" widest and lower aperture 4". 
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Price: 300.00


Etched Oil Lamp Shade   OS78



Amber Glass Oil Lamp Globe    OS54
Amber Glass Oil Lamp Globe OS54
Original, quality, 1920's amber coloured glass oil lamp globe, decorated overall with daisy designs. Will fit a standard duplex double wick burner gallery and is complete and in good order. 7"tall + 7" widest + 4" lower aperture. 
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Price: 450.00


Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Deflector, Several Similar Available SB12
Original, quality, 19th century, free blown clear glass smoke deflectors for oil lamps, each has a glass hanging ring to the top and a rolled over outer rim. These would have been suspended from the ceiling, above an oil side or standard lamp to protect the ceiling from the soot and heat. All are complete and in good order. Several are available of varying sizes, 9.25", 9.5", 10"and 10.25" diameter, please state the diameter required if ordering on-line. Price is for each. 
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Price: 18.00


Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Deflector, Several Similar Available   SB12



Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Bell    SB8
Glass Oil Lamp Smoke Bell SB8
Original quality, 19th century, free blown clear glass smoke deflector for an oil lamp. This would have been suspended from the ceiling above an oil side or standard lamp, to protect the ceiling from the soot and heat. This 'thistle head' shape is the most difficult to find. All is complete and in good order. 12.25" high and 8.75" widest. 
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Price: 65.00


Pair White Glass Smoke Deflectors SB4
Pair of original quality, 19th century, smoke deflectors (smoke bells) for oil lamps, in white glass. These examples are tall, have wavy outer rims and are complete and in good and working order. 8.5" tall x 7" widest diameter. Price is for the pair. 
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Price: 120.00


Pair White Glass Smoke Deflectors    SB4



Miners Lamp   ML22
Miners Lamp ML22
Original, quality, late 19th century, steel and brass miner's lamp. This example is not marked for the maker, but looks to be a 'Thomas and Williams of Aberdare'. The steel top sleeve has one small hole and the wick and burner are missing, although the cast brass reservoir is intact and all is complete otherwise. Has been cleaned and lacquered. Body 9.5" x 3.5" + 13" tall including the top hook.  
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Price: 115.00


Thomas and Williams Miners Lamp ML21
Original, quality, late 19th century, brass and steel miner's lamp. The cast brass base is stamped "Thomas and Williams Aberdare" for the maker, "3" and "265" and the steel top section is impressed with the Prince of Wales feathers logo. All has been cleaned and lacquered and appears complete. Body 9.5" x 3.5" + 12.5" tall including top hook.  
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Price: 135.00


Thomas and Williams Miners Lamp   ML21

Online Catalogue > Oil Lamps


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