31 Aug 2015

Lights to impress....

Giant Fabergé egg

Contemporary ceiling lamp:

Carnervon Castle, with DIY, very effective, tested hanger:


20 Jul 2015

Old Glass Manufacturing

The search for chimneys and shades for my lamps have led to interesting finds on the subject of glass manufacturing.
I am quickly sharing some of the vintge images of this massive, often formidably looking industry.




Fascinating pages from the renown glass tableware from major manufacturers' catalogues:









Oh yes...And what I was looking for among those pages in the first place?
The S.Reich & Co was a massive glass manufacturer and gorgeous karosene lamps were wearing its glass shades.
The molds survived wars and now the production has been revived, either by Poles, but most likely by the Chechs.
One of the Reich's pages showing the lamp shades, many albeit less and less can be still seen in older homes, among vintage-enthusiasts and antique shops:




My recent aquisition isn't Reich's, it is most likely an Americal, Rochester-style lamp.
We are yet to find more info and a shade for it....
So far, this fascinating information comes from www.glas-musterbuch.de site.


8 Jul 2015

More Oil Lamps joining the collection

The original shade is missing, a temporary chimney does the honours.
I am very much delighted about this find.
Very much in working condition, the reservoir large enough to fit a quart of oil. 












Victorian Light Fixture The "Rochester” Victorian light fixture was made in brass or oxidized silver. The founts held over a quart of oil, enough for two long evenings in an 1890s Victorian parlor. The lamp was 10 1/2 inches high to the top of burner, and had solid metal handles. The lamp featured a porcelain shade.
(from Victoriana Magazine)











Clear miniature lamps look like this:
(with the smallest baby being also a recent acquisition...)
The larger chimney is being referred as Fur Trade Lamp chimney. 








More lamps on my work desk:




4 Jul 2015

Compelling, inspiring

Definitely, worth remembering and following.
Inspite of my love of cooking, the two burners would suffice.
The images of the ancestor "protoplast" - of course...
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