Peanut Pattern Glass Oil Lamp

Product code - 0623P

Peanut pattern oil lamps have always been popular and plentiful. They were some of the first machine made glass oil lamps from around the turn of the 20th century. They were available both as stand lamps, like this one, and as finger lamps.

The most noticeable difference between these lamps and the mould blown ones is that they were produced in one piece. In almost all of the earlier lamps the font and stand were produced separately and then fused together later. Machine made lamps such as these also tend to have fewer air bubbles and other inclusions.

 In Catherine Thuro’s first book “Oil Lamps – The Kerosene Era in North America”, Peanut pattern oil lamps are shown on page 304 fig(a).

This oil lamp is one of the smaller sized stand lamps.


This Peanut pattern antique oil lamp is in very good to excellent condition without any chips, cracks or damage of any kind. As a result of being machine made however, it does have some roughness and manufacturing straw marks on the inside of the foot. This was not uncommon in these early machine made lamps.

Finally, this lamp is fitted with a vintage #1 sized burner, a new wick and a new beaded top chimney.

The lamp displays very well and will make a wonderful addition to your home or to your collection.


Height to the top of the burner – 24cm (9.5″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 40cm (15.75″)

Diameter of the font – 10cm (4″)

Diameter of the base – 11cm (4.25″)

Further information

For more information about this Peanut pattern oil lamp, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0623P”

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