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Object ID # 1959.049.001abc
Object Name Lamp, Kerosene
Title Bradley & Hubbard Kerosene Lamp
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date Late 19th-century
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1900
Made Bradley & Hubbard
Place of Origin United States of America
Description Kerosene lamp with gold-footed base (c) red font (b) and green glass globe shade (a) with gold flowers and bubbles in a triangular pattern from the hole at top. The base is cast iron (finished with a gold colour). It has a Rochester-style burner. This lamp has a draw bar wick lift and a thumb wheel to raise the draw bar so that kerosene can fuel the lamp.
Makers mark -"B. & H. Applied for Pat."
Provenance This parlour lamp belonged to the Van Dusen family of Owen Sound, c. 1895. The last owner, Alberta Lloyd, is a grand-daughter. The Bradley & Hubbard company was situated in the United States. Walter Hubbard & his brother-in-law, Nathaniel Lyman Bradley, started making cast iron clocks, tables, frames, andirons, lamps, chandeliers, sconces and sewing machines in 1854 in Meriden, Connecticut. The company became Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. in 1875. The Charles Parker Company bought the firm in 1940.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Glass/Metal
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Subjects Lighting
Function This lamp's fancy design would make it suitable for a parlour area. It was manufactured by Bradley & Hubbard, an American manufacturer. The Rochester-type burner would date it to the post-1884 period, likely c. 1895?