For your consideration, I offer this miniature oil lamp lamp base in the pattern known as the Time & Light lamp. This lamp is just covered with embossing, some of which reads "Time & Light Pride of America"; :Grand Val's Perfect Time Indicating Lamp" On the bottom of the foot it is embossed: "Pat. Apld. For". The cylinder body of the lamp has the hours embossed in vertical panels on one side. This lamp is designed to act as a type of clock and I have heard it works pretty well. The theory apparently was that when the young gal's suitor came to visit, a parent of the girl would have the lamp filled with oil to run out in a certain number of hours and the boy should leave when it ran out. I do not have the special burner for this lamp but the last picture shows what it would look like. This picture was from the last complete one I sold a few years ago. Measurements are approximate: 4 1/2 inches tall to the top of the collar; 2 3/4 inches base o.d; collar opening 5/8 inch. The lamp is shown in the first volume of Frank & Ruth Smith's book Miniature Lamps and is Figure 23. The description indicates that an advertisement for the lamp was found in the 1900 Butler Bros. catalog. The glass is very clear with strong embossing and no chips or cracks. old brass collar has a tiny crimp in one spot of the rim. I think this was from the lever of the wick turner wheel of the burner rubbing on it. I will securely package for safe transit. Check my shop for other items of interest.

United States • American
Early 20th Century
Brass, Glass

Eileen White Antiques and Lighting

Time & Light Miniature Oil Lamp Base


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