Perkins & House Patented "Explosion Proof" Hotel Hand Lamps Models were produced by Edward Miller Co.
The Explosion Proof Lamps were deemed safe enough to loan to each Hotel Guests when they Checked in at night, and then could be sent to their rooms with a key & one of these hand lamps !
Eliminating dangerous explosive vapors from escaping into the flame area was the key to this patent. Fresh air had to travel in from the bottom vent holes, away from the open flame, through the lamps central air tube, and then past the sealed skirted burner, up to the flame area of the wick. Complete with new wick and ready to burn.
Fount is brass plated steel with normal ring of air holes below the skirted burner.
Included are the Marked "E. Miller & Co." Skirted 2 3/8 Flange Lip Burner.
Flange Lip Chimney is Really a Blown Glass example with a Factory acid etched "Acme" Logo at the top of the flue, as seen in the last photo. The chimney has a mint condition flange lip base. Blown Thick Glass Chimney has the 2 3/8 inch Flange Lip fitter and stands 7 1/2 inches tall.
Lamp is Overall 11 1/2 inches high from base to top of chimney. Hand lamp alone is only 3 inches high.
Weighs 14.2 ounces complete.
Item ID: 2283
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