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Super Rare Opalescent "Sheldon Swirl Shade & Lamp" with Great Red Brass Patina !!!
Super Rare Opalescent White "Sheldon Swirl Shade & Lamp" with Reverse Twist on Both !!! The Fount has a Double Stepped Shoulder Rims, and a Pronounced Rib just above the Socket Holder Grooved Base. Brass Collar is Stamped with the 2 Taplin-Brown patent dates. The 4 part Molded Shade has the Clear Embossed Glass Ribs, and the Optic White Stripes in the Reverse Direction, just Like the Lamp. Great visually balanced brass top & bottom, with matching Red Brass Patina on Top Burner & Bottom Table Lamp Stand. (Note the top scalloped border on the Brass Stand has prism hanger wire holes around the perimeter for optional short Teardrop Gem Prisms)
The #2 Burner's thumbwheel is marked : "The Grand * M.B. Co.NY." (Manhattan Brass Company)
The slip-on Shade Holder Ring is clearly Die Stamped Underneath with double patent dates as follows : "PAT. July 29,1873 & MAY 15,1877"
Chimney is Mint, 10 inches High, with a 3 inch slip fitter, and a Cylinder shaped flame area. It is factory acid etched marked at the top of the flue : "MacBeth #63 Pearl Glass"
Measurements : Overall is 20 inches High from base to top of tall Chimney. Base to top of fount collar is 8 1/2 inches. Shade is 5 inches High, with a flange lip fitter of 5 inches.
Weighs 3 Pounds and 11.7 Ounces completely assembled.
Condition : ___________
The Mint Glass Fount is flawless !
The Shade is Near Mint, with one normal flea bite from factory rough-cut & rough-polishing the top and bottom edges.
The Burner is in Near Mint Condition, with Excellent detailed thumbwheel. The Shade Holder Ring is Very Fine with Excellent Die Stamped Patent Dates.
Chimney is Mint with the Factory Box as seen in last photo.
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Frank Harchuska, Palmyra, PA
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