Central Glass Co. Rib Font Cable Base

Product code - 0495C
Sold on 26th May 2017

This little antique oil lamp is a fine example of the Central Glass Co. “Rib with Scalloped Cable Base” stand lamp.

Central Glass Co. started in 1863 in Wheeling, West Virginia and continued until 1893 when it became a member of the United States Glass Company.

In her first book “Oil Lamps – The Kerosene Era in North America”, Catherine Thuro devotes several pages to lamps from Central Glass Co. On page 210 fig. (a) she shows the distinctive cable design on the underside of the base and on page 211 fig. (g) there is a photo of a lamp with the same font but a slightly different base. Other lamps illustrated on both of these pages have the same base as this lamp.


This antique kerosene lamp is in excellent condition, only showing minor signs of wear on the underside of the base. This is commensurate with its age and usage.

Finally, the lamp is fitted with a vintage burner which is in good working order. A new wick and chimney are included.

This lovely little Central Glass Co. lamp is sure to be an interesting and attractive addition to your home and will look lovely on a mantlepiece, sideboard or even in the bedroom.


Height to the top of the burner – 21.5cm (8.5″)

Height to the top of the chimney – 35.5cm (14″)

Diameter of the font – 10cm (4″)

Further information

For more information about this antique Central Glass Co. oil lamp, please feel free to contact us and quote “Product code – 0495C”

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