This rare-to-find, dated 1910 antique copper Hood milk can was converted into a lamp in the late 1960's. The half moon shaped copper label on the milk can reads, “1910 H.P. Hood & Sons” and in box “A25584”. The sloped side of the can is also engraved “H.P. HOOD & SONS” and “REGISTERED”. Raised letters spell "HOOD" vertically on the curved handle of the milk can. These copper milk cans, particularly a Hood marked one, are quite rare to find!
Top of antique milk can was fitted with a brass vase cup for attaching the neck, lamp socket, and harp. A pipe running down the center of the inside of the milk can attaches to the bottom or base (See photo #7). Harp has a detachable finial (unscrews) for securing the lamp shade of your choice.
Copper milk can itself measures 14.5” inches tall. Including the height of the finial & harp, lamp measures a total of 27” inches tall. Curved milk can handle measures 7.5” long X tapers from 1.25” inches to 3/4" of an inch wide. Round base measures 7.75" inches across. Lamp itself weighs 6 pounds (lbs.).
This antique copper can and the brass components were lightly polished to clean and some brightness. Excellent condition. Cord set is in excellent condition too. Lamp lights up well and toggle switch near bottom of can does the job! Great country farmhouse or industrial chic conversation piece for any room in your house. DRCC 102-2014
Item ID: RL-4377
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