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Rare Early Dillaway Patent Date Embossed "July 18,1871 " on Marble Base Oil Lamp ! Ca. 1870's.
Dillaway worked at Sandwich Glass and it is assumed that these lamps were also produced there. Dillaway Patent Date is Embossed on the top of the fount in the drip groove area as follows : "Pat'd July 18,1871". There is a trapped air bubble between "Pat'd & 18".
Identified as "Lily" or "Lily-of-the-Valley" Flower Pattern are Embossed on the side Perimeter. See all 4 sides of Fount, top embossing, and bottom of marble base photos. ___________________________________________________
See Exact Pattern Match Book Ref.: Oil Lamps Vol 2
By ; Thuro
Page : 26, illustration (d) ___________________________________________________
Also see Patent information Ref.:
Oil Lamps Vol 1
By ; Thuro
Page : 115 (Book valued at $125.00 to $175.00) My Price only $60.00 Firm.
Condition : Lamp, Brass Bell Stem, and Marble Base are in Fine Condition. The top brass Collar threads are usable, but has been repaired. Collar could be replaced at a later date, or left alone.
Lamp alone Stands 9 1/2 inches High, and the base is 3 3/4 by 3 5/9 inches. Overall measures inches from base to top of Chimney.
Weighs 2 Pounds and 4.5 Ounces.
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