Finger Lamp, 1870 antique American glass, sometimes referred to as oil, kerosene or table lamp. The clear molded glass base is 3" diameter, overall height of pedestal base is 3 5/8", has ringed finger handle, kerosene glass bowl container has oil guard safety rim, two mold seams in the glass. Embossed on the underside of the elevated base is Patd. Sep. 20 1870 Oil Guard lamp. Maker is LOMAX. George Henry Lomax of Somerville, Mass. received a patent for a kerosene drip catcher or raised flange on the top of the lamp font. The flange was tilted upwards during the hand finishing of the the font, the purpose being to prevent oil from dripping. It was on September 20th, 1870 Mr. Lomax received a patent for producing his drip catcher font in a pressure-mold. The date of this patent was embossed inside on the font, on the outside of the font or on the base of the each lamp to identify it as a Lomax lamp.
Lamp has NO damage to glass, chimney, wick, or burner. The chimney, font and base glass is clean and clear, no sick glass. It is 12 1/4" to the top of the clear glass chimney, base and font are 3 5/8" to brass ring at the neck. The burner has all brass fitting with hinged top, four arms to support chimney single wick burner, Eagle Patd. ... 1883 &..... on the knob, brass collar. Chimney is 7 5/8" tall clear glass, NO damage. See photos.
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