Early Civil War Period Solar Lamp Factory Conversion to Kerosene Oil Lamp with an Original Cut Shade Circa 1840's to 1860's !!! It was common to convert many of the Solar and Astral Lamps from Central Draft Round Wicks to the Flat Wick Burners after the post 1859 Discovery and lower cost of Burning Coal Oil, or better known as Kerosene now.
Authentic Period Shade has Broad Frosted Bands with "Double Dots" Cut to Clear around the Neck area, and "Berries & Wheat" Pattern Cut around the clear center. Shade Measures 10 inches high with a 6 1/8 diameter base.
Original maker marked Brass Tag on Fount Reads : "Cornelius & Co. * Philad. July 24,1849. * Patent * April 1, 1847." Marble base is 5 inches Square.
Includes an 1870's round Moehring Burner with thumbwheel marked "H.G. Moehring * Pat'd. May 18,1875" with a curved Flat Wick installed, and an also hard to find used "Harvard Size Chimney" with 2 inch Base fitter.
Measures : Stands an Overall 26 inches High.
Weight : 6 Pounds and 6.8 Ounces.
Shipping ; Will ship out on the First Business Day following a Sunday after retrieving from an Antique Mall. Or could be picked up in person at the Sundays only, Adamstown, PA. Antique Mall.
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