Some irregularities, in the brass holding the shade, but still functions quite well. Chimney has a little bloop at the top looks like it was made that way.The burner does not currently have a wick, but i'm sure one could be added easily. The shade is fantastic, possibly Fenton and likely added in the last 50-60 years.. A little info below about the Holmes, Booth & Hayden Co. Approx 32" tall to top of globe 36" to top of chimney.
Holmes, Booth & Hayden began in 1853 with the partnership of Hiram W. Hayden, Israel Holmes and John C.
The firm was incorporated on February 2, 1853. Hayden were also associated with the firm, hence the plural Haydens in the company name. Holmes was in charge of the rolling mill; H. Hayden was in charge of the manufacturing; and H.Hayden was in charge of marketing. The company was engaged in casting, rolling and drawing brass and copper. They were the first to make planished copper-silver plates for daguerreotyping. They were a major "player" in the manufacture of lamps, burners and trimmings. They made brass and copper wire for electrical use. HB&H were among the largest producers of brass, German silver, sheet copper, wire jack chain and tubing. In 1880, they suffered two catastrophic losses as a result of fire: the spoon factory in February, and the rolling mill and lamp factory in October. Both plants were replaced immediately with larger capacity facilities.
Holmes, Booth & Haydens operated independently until October 17, 1901, when it became part of the American Brass Company. Israel Holmes started with the Scovills in 1820. A consummate entrepreneur, he started more new enterprises in the working of brass than any other individual. Around 1826 he and seven other individuals formed the firm of Holmes and Hotchkiss to begin the manufacture of sheet metal and wire. Holmes and Hotchkiss became Brown & Elton in 1838.Phelps and John Hungerford to establish Wolcottville Brass Company in Wolcottville, Conn. He was president of Waterbury Brass in 1845. He severed his association from Waterbury Brass in 1853 and subsequently formed the firm of Holmes, Booth and Haydens, principally to cut into Scovill's profits from the daguerreotype business. Holmes left the firm in 1869 to form Holmes, Booth and Atwood, later named Plume & Atwood.
Hayden was a prolific inventor. While employed as a machinist at Scovills & Co. He inventing a method of making brass kettles by spinning disks of sheet brass through a die in 1851. This brass-spinning process revolutionized the kettle-making industry. The item "Victorian 1800s BANQUET PARLOR OIL LAMP, OPALESCENT GLASS, HOLMES BOOTH &HAYDEN" is in sale since Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "treasurehunt941" and is located in Englewood, Florida.
This item can be shipped to United States.