Bradley, Walter Hubbard, and Orson and Chitten Hatch began in Meriden, Connecticut in 1852 as Bradley, Hatch & Company. Clocks were the sole product of the newly formed company.
By 1856, they were producing call bells and sewing machines, but clocks continued to be the main line of production. Many northern manufacturers prospered immensely during the Civil War due to the expanded market and their range of products. The discovery of oil in Pennsylvania in 1859 also had a great impact on their product line with the decision to begin production of kerosene burning lamps.By 1871, kerosene virtually replaced whale oil for heating and illumination and innovative ways of burning it efficiently were considered necessary. Between 1868 and 1875, Bradley and Hubbard secured over 30 patents relating to the design and mechanics of oil burning lamps. This wonderful antique oil lamp features an elegant brass base with delicate looking floral and swirl patterns & cut outs at the bottom for decoration. Includes both glass chimney and glass shade which appear to be of the era, perhaps even original to the piece. Oil cap is marked with a textures surface and "B&H". Has several markings stamped or imbossed throughout: "THE B&H" - PAT. " (number is not legible) - "APR 23 &" - "DEC, 31 1895" - "No. Notes on product condition: Few minor fleabite chips to glass edge. No noticeable dents to brass components. Couple of tiny dings that are barely noticeable and minor wear due to age. Please review all photos closely and judge condition and rarity yourself Beautiful piece. Please look at all of the images replicating the item condition.
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4 RADIANT OIL LAMP BRASS COMPLETE 1895" is in sale since Saturday, March 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps\ Non-Electric\Oil". The seller is "adkinsmotors" and is located in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.