Coleman Lantern Identification and Dating If your lantern is newer that the mid s you probably won’t need to read this part. Prior to that, however, there are numerous lanterns without model ID stamped on the frame rest. Rather than building a flow-chart it will probably be easy to point you in the right direction to figure out what you have. Simply, that right direction is Terry Marsh’s Site. On to dating your lantern. Most Coleman lantern are date stamped. Look on the very bottom of the fount for some numbers.
Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks Moorcroft Marks A Guide to Moorcroft Marks and identifying dates for Moorcroft Pottery. The moorcroft pottery has mainly remained in the hands of one family since its creation and Moorcroft mark changes have been quite few. The Moorcroft marks remained steady until the modern owners instigated a system of dating and then again until modern Moorcroft design studio artists, where allowed to mark the Moorcroft pottery they personally designed or created.
Modern Moorcroft marks continue to become more elaborate and to provide more and more information. Moorcroft collectors should be aware of the Silver Stripe that sometimes appears and is almost always through the WM monogram. The Moorcroft silver stripe denotes a second quality or imperfect piece that has failed to pass the strict quality control that Moorcroft demands.
Excellent source for lamps, parts, information, and other things non-electric is Lehman’s in Ohio. They have a good web site with a great deal of information on non-electric living, lamp parts, tricks and tips, oil, chimneys (they have hundreds of types) and Aladdin lamps and parts, and advice.
Pottery in archaeology Introduction The following is a basic introduction to pottery in archaeology, focusing particularly on the ceramics of the medieval period. The bibliography at the end provides references to more detailed and comprehensive sources. The study of pottery is an important branch of archaeology. This is because pottery is: Occasionally whole vessels are found, particularly where they have been used as grave goods or cremation ‘urns’.
These are important in providing us with a type series of vessel forms, although broken vessels can be just as useful for this. Prehistoric and Roman pottery: Prehistoric pottery is handmade i. The clay from which it is made often contains pieces of burnt flint or other stone and the pottery appears very coarse. This crudeness is related to the function of the vessels, which had to withstand thermal shock when placed on a fire for cooking.
Fine vessels with incised and stamped decoration were also made. By the 1st century B.
They make up a modern day marine hardware success story that goes back over years! He was a Russian immigrant who was schooled in Germany as a machinist and tool-and-die maker. Frederick came to the United States in the early ‘s and soon became employed as a machinist for E. In the early ‘s, he and a partner began operating a business, F. In , Frederick’s son Louis joined him in the business, and together they enlarged both the product line and the manufacturing facilities.
By , they had seventeen employees and made a wide range of marine lanterns and products.
These light therapy lamps (aka sun lamps) seem most effective and convenient for treating SAD, mood disorders and sleep conditions.
The first lamp has no number, which would probably have confirmed as being the year that John Jones commenced making lamps, or at least numbering them. From the average number of lamps made during the periods marked by years, produced lamps; produced per year ; produced per year ; produced per year ; produced ; produced 65 and produced 50 per year.
Lawrence 1 notes that Pontyberem Colliery opened in , and that Clynhebog and Pentremawr as Capel Ifan 1, 2, 3, and 4 Slants were being worked. Glyn-Yr-Hebog Drift Mine was operational between 2. In these mines, all at Pontyberem, employed some 1, workers. Certainly, John Jones commenced his local lamp business at an appropriate time.
However, from there was a gradual decline in the Pontyberem Colliery workforce 1. Also the Coal Mines Act began to take effect making safety lamp regulations stricter — though these were probably less regarded for quite some time in the Anthracite area. But in , the owners came under the control of the United Anthracite Collieries, and then in the Amalgamated Anthracite Collieries.
Pontyberem as one result of these changes of control merged with Clynhebog Glynhebog. Although by then, despite the changes the overall mines workforce in the areas had not declined, employing some 1, workers 3. It appears likely that by then the use of safety lamps had been more generally enforced, and that John Jones would have ended his lamp making around From an appraisal of his lamps that have been recorded, it is surprising that only two out of nine have cracked glasses.
Three soldered pillars are little protection against damage, particularly if the glass is under stress from heat at the same time.
Edison “Bergmann” Socket, 1884 to 1895
Lanterns with solid steel bases were used on locomotives where they were often stored on the floor or nearby and the solid steel base kept them from tipping over. Railroads used to require that locomotive crews have at least a clear and red globe lantern for emergency use. This railroad operated under that name until , so the lantern would appear to date to prior to It has a unique globe that is probably considered a short globe compared to the tall globe lanterns, but is taller than the standard Kero globe that would later become very popular and commonly used.
This Handlen is not marked for a railroad.
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I’ve got all sorts of brands and such of oil lamps and I’ve used all kinds of different oils for my lamps too. As such I believe that these little tips will be helpful across the board for all of our oil lamp users. They put out much more light than a mere candle and they tend to be more stable and safe. No problem, they will make their way into my oil lamps. Even my favorite oils will go rancid on me sometimes.
I can use those too in my oil lamps, though using these alternative oils will put off an odor. How much oil do you need? For some reason they will burn a little bit more in the really cold weather—though I have no idea why. This means that a half gallon of lamp oil will last about hours. I find that the alternative oils i. But the good news is that you can add as much as 5 to 10 drops of essential oils each time you fill the lamp and that will thwart much of that off-putting odor you can get.
Purchasing wicks is very affordable. This means that an 8- inch wick will last through about 15 gallons of lamp oil.
Double-nozzled terracotta oil lamp found in Samaria The following are the main external parts of a terra-cotta lamp: Shoulder Pouring hole The hole through which fuel is put inside the fuel chamber. The width ranges from 0.
Tiffany # 18, Here is a very rare and beautiful TIFFANY lamp.. Correct in all ways. The glass is really outstanding. I have tried to show how the color graduates from a little darker at the top and changes toward the bottom.
Prior to that time, all louvered sockets still followed the old Lange design of including a raised bead around the bottom of the tube to strengthen it. Shade fitters were added to the socket by means of a complicated little screw clamp that was mounted over this bead. In , Bryant came up with the idea of replacing the bead on the socket tube with a ring of fine threads that would accept accept their new screw-on “UNO” shade fitter.
From on, all of the other manufacturers adopted the UNO threaded tube and began to phase out their beaded version as redundant. By all the major producers had also replaced their block letter script on the paddle with a more decorative logo. The technical developments we have outlined so far apply to switchless sockets as well as to the rotary switch “paddle” types. Pull chain sockets evolved from a totally separate source.
The first pull-chain socket was introduced in by Harvey Hubbell, who was trying to address a serious shortcoming of the keyed socket. Keyed sockets often had to be installed in hidden locations such as inside a dome shade , which made accessing the switch paddle difficult.
Glass Identification: Labels
Early Mantles and their boxes over time There are a lot of pictures on this page, expect a long load time My thanks to John Whitehead who provided many of the pictures used on this page. The best known to Aladdin enthusiasts are the Practicus burners. Unmounted mantles for the Candesco burner used in the ‘s. The base slid down over the cone in the gallery providing much better centering of the cone and minimized hand contact with the mantle fabric.
Instantly friends, they did not start dating until many years later. By then, John had developed a second career as an electrical and computer engineer and Vanessa was a psychotherapist in private practice. John proposed to Vanessa on Christmas morning and their first touch lamps were also gifted that year. Long Distance Friendship /5().
The CQ’s generally have a fiber valve wheel, the C’s a bakelite style wheel. The Quicklite lanterns of the mid ‘s had fiber wheels until at least , according to my collection data. Note the repair on the left fount. This is the cleanest “nut” style fount base I have, all the others have messy re-solder jobs around the nut. The height of the fount seems to grow from CQ to C as the handle shortens: However, it doesn’t actually seem to follow that “rule”.
I just spotted a Jan. The two later C’s are stamped with the “classic” Quicklite stamp on the side of the fount and dated. Only two of mine are, Dec. Unfortunately, neither of these came with a valve, burner or anything above the handle. One may have, but I think I let Jun grab it.