Lamp has a pulley system that allowed lamp to be lowered to light and extinguish flame. This lamp is over 140 year old! It hung in a small private museum in Kansas for about 50 years where it was displayed. With a label on lamp (see photo) and a framed photo of a group of people in a room where a lamp of this same Iron Horse design hung. The label indicates it hung in.
A church in Portland, Kansas, a small community in South Central Kansas during the turn of the century. The glass oil lamp (which were specially made to be secured in place on a rod on the frame) is not exactly like the one in the photo, but as those were either broken or worn, replacements were used. Regarding condition, the glass shade is a slant shade of hand blown glass - you can see the swirls in the glass - and only has minor nicks in the glass on edges. Also has a slight yellowish stain you can see in close up photo of shade. He metal frame that surrounds the sides and bottom of the shade was at some point ground off where it connects to the ring that holds the shade - it was done to accommodate the shade, so.
I'm guessing either the shade or the metal frame that surrounds the shade is not original to this particular lamp. The original smoke bell has been replaced with a reproduction. The glass chimney is missing. On the heavy counterbalancing ring, one of the decorative tips broke at some point but was soldered as shown in photos.
On the ring that holds the shade, there is a very slight crack on the inside of one of the points. It is hard to see and doesn't go through to the side that shows. Chains have some discoloration as shown in photo, and the s-hooks have been replaced with wire where the chains hook to larger ring. The s-hooks are still present where chains hook to smaller metal ring that holds shade.The pulley system still operates and stays in place, so lamp can hang down from ceiling anywhere from 42" and 58". Measurements: Shade is 13 7/8" across bottom, 5 7/8" at top; Bottom and side black metal frame is 13" wide, 14 1/2" tall; Counterbalancing ring is 9 1/2" across; Glass oil lamp is 5" wide, 6" tall; Smoke Bell is 4" tall, 4 1/2" wide; Light hangs down from 42" to 58 depending on position of counterbalancing ring.
Rings are marked with Patent dates of 1876 and 1877 - I can read Bradley &.... ", "Oct 31 1876" and "April 24 1877.
Photo and label that was on lamp will be included. Lamp has been disassembled and packed separately in over sized box with lots of padding! The chains are all attached and boxed so they won't tangle and should lift out of box in place. The item "Antique Bradley & Hubbard 1870's IRON HORSE Hanging Oil Lamp with Slant Shade" is in sale since Saturday, July 6, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Non-Electric\Oil". The seller is "shelbyly" and is located in Addison, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.