Fishscale with Cable Font

Product code - 0490
Sold on 17th August 2013

When you look at this antique oil lamp, it is very easy to see why the pattern is called Fishscale with Cable Font.

The lamp was made by Dalzell, Gilmore & Leighton Co. in Findlay, Ohio circa 1895.

Catherine Thuro shows a Fishscale with Cable Font pedestal finger lamp on page 252 (fig.f) of her first book “Oil Lamps – The Kerosene Era in North America”.

As is expected in a lamp of this age, there are manufacturing “straw marks” on the base and stem and bubbles within the glass. The glass also glows nicely when exposed to UV light.

The original brass clinch collar is still in place. These collars were fixed in place while the glass was still hot. As a result, no cement was required and a more secure collar connection was formed.

The vintage burner is in working order and there is a new chimney with a beaded top.

Height to the top of the burner – 30cm (11.75″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 48cm (19″)

Diameter of the font – 14cm (5.5″)

For more information about this Fishscale and Cable Font oil lamp, please feel free to contact us quoting “Product code – 0490”

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