Antique Iron Base Oil Lamp c. 1881

Product code - 0654ASBC
Sold on 25th May 2017

The base of this antique iron base oil lamp was made by Edward Miller & Co. It has been identified as a Miller lamp base “No. 179-1/2”.

On page 86 of Catherine Thuro’s second book “Oil Lamps II”, she shows an illustration from the Edward Miller & Co catalogue from 1881. The lamp in the illustration has the same base as this oil lamp but a different font. The style of collar with the extended shoulder further reinforces the dating of the early 1880s.

The font pattern with this oil lamp is a variation on the ever popular “Sawtooth” pattern. The font with its simple Sawtooth band and frosted bowl is a perfect partner for the base. The black painted cast iron Miller lamp base is nicely decorated with scrolls and floral emblems. Together, the two make for a very attractive antique kerosene lamp.

Finally, the lamp is fitted with a vintage “White Flame” burner and wick and a new chimney.


Overall, this antique iron base oil lamp is in excellent condition.

We are sure this lovely antique oil lamp will be a wonderful addition to your home or your collection.


Height to the top of the burner – 30cm (12″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 47cm (18.5″)

Diameter of the font – 15cm (6″)

Diameter of the base – 14cm (5.5″)

Further information

For more information about this antique iron base oil lamp, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0654ASBC”

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