"I am an oil lamp person but in this case, I'd try to find a whole fixture that you like in the style that would suit your home. Sizes of old shades are not necessarily the same as what your frame is so an electrician could easily removed the…"
"As someone else mention. Hurricane lamp means some type of oil or candle lamp with a glass chimney or flue, or in the case of a metal handled lantern, a metal top with air holes that will keep the light burning even in a drafty area. This could be…"
"I suppose it is whatever the company that made or sells it calls it. I've seen some reproduction lamp company catalogs that call these gone with the wind lamps in their catalogs and others just call them table lamps. I only collect…"
"People don't use the term hurricane much any more.
Generally a gone-with-the wind lamp is a Victorian parlor lamp with a removable brass oil font. It often has a painted body and matching shade, usually a ball shade but sometimes a different…"
"Why would you like to toss out the brass and black fixture? Looks very nice, although can't tell age
from the picture. As to the second picture, I have no clue what those white things are, obviously not part of a lamp."
"Vicki: The link I gave you a couple of replies up showed what looks like the same shade you pictured with 1" fitter. It is on eBay...buy one or more. Click on the description and check colors and sizes. Eileen"
"Angela: I think the center stem part got broken years ago. It probably was glass in the same kind of glass and
pattern as the oil font and someone found some parts to put in to make it whole again. I see lighting like this quite often. Some…"
"Angela: Re your posting on the other site I recommended, Alex knows a lot about lamps made overseas as he is located there and my feelings were confirmed by what he said. I also think this lamp is made up of parts from more than one lamp."
" Forgive me for being a little suspicious. This is my nature when Identifying antique lighting. I agree the burner is probably German but I'm not sure of the collar. The font appears to me to be "cased" glass, which…"
"Mark: This is a very nice fixture. I'm pretty sure it is nickle plate over brass. Silver plate looks a lot different and tarnishes whereas nickle does not. Try posting your question over on the website that specializes in non-electric lighting…"
" It was never an old oil lamp, always electric. I'm an collector/dealer of old oil lamps. I do not know the maker but do agree it is probably 1950s to 2000 era. The chimney, metal connector and form are all wrong for an original oil lamp."
We have been antique dealers and collectors for over 35 years, specializing in Victorian lighting of many types including oil lamps, miniature lamps, hanging lamps, student lamps, etc. We also have several other categories of interest such as white Ironstone; tea leaf ironstone; White's Utica Flemish style stoneware; Early American Pattern Glass; colored Victorian glassware. Paper goods, especially early calendars and Christmas cards are another interest.
In our earlier years, we sold at many east coast antique shows as well as mail order through the Antique Trader. We have never opened a retail shop. In our retirement years we have limited our selling to specialty antique club conventions including the National Lamp show (Aladdin) as well as ten years of internet sales.
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