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Object ID # 1959.002.002
Object Name Lamp, Kerosene
Title Blackberry Pattern Table Lamp
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Year Range from 1870
Year Range to 1900
Artist J.H. Hobbs, Brockunier & Co.
Made Wheeling, West Virginia
Place of Origin Wheeling, West Virginia, United States of America
Description Colourless pressed glass coal oil lamp with blackberry pattern by J.H. Hobbs and Brockunier & Co. of Wheeling, West Virginia. This pattern was patented in 1870. The pressed glass font area has leaves and blackberry motifs. The burner is embossed with "WHITE FLAME LIGHT CO GRAND RAPIDS MICH" in circular fashion. It has a knurled thumb wheel and four prongs to hold on a glass chimney.
Provenance Owned and used by John and Margaret Murray McKay, after their marriage at Chatsworth, Grey County, on April 8, 1869. Their farm home was located at Arnott, Holland Township, Grey County.

Next owned by their eldest daughter, Mary Ann (Minnie) Givens (neé McKay), at the Givens farm near Massie, Grey County. She married James Givens in 1898. The Givens farmed in Holland Township and are buried in Owen Sound's Greenwood cemetery. Minnie (McKay) Givens was born in 1871 and died in 1950. James R. Givens was born in 1875 and died in 1958.

Next owned by their daughter, Jean Reid (neé Givens, b. 1899, d. 1991).
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Glass/Metal
Found Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Givens, James
Subjects Lighting
Function Household illumination