Civil War Period "Shield with Diagonal Bars & Stars" Finger Lamp with a Gaffer Applied Finger Loop circa 1860's !!!
Early Blown Glass Chimney was hand dipped/finished and has a Fine Crust Pearl top.
Zero Size Brass Burner with a Crisp die stamped thumbwheel marked : "El-Dorado - W.B.C. Corp. " (which is their older version with a high heat-dome top circa 1890)
Measurements : Fingerlamp is only 3 1/4 inches High, and Overall Lamp with burner & chimney is 10 inches High.
Weight : 12.2 Ounces complete.
Book Ref. : "Oil Lamps II * Glass Kerosene Lamps" (volume 2)
By : Catherine Thuro
Page : 98
illustration : (b)
Original Antique Americana, Clocks, Period Lighting, Patriotic, U.S. Militaria, and Original Photos.