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Glass or crystal lampbase maker sought
« on: May 22, 2010, 09:44:20 PM »
Picked this up last weekend for a song and would love to know who made it... it stands 280mm tall and 160mm diameter across the base, dings like crystal but isn't overly weighty.

It has a three-armed gilt metal shade carrier with an old earth-less brass lampholder, so I'm assuming it should have had a glass shade? The shade carrier has come off at the moment and I don't want to fit it back until it's been rewired for safety.

Any suggestions where to start looking please?


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Re: Glass or crystal lampbase maker sought
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 04:44:00 PM »
Adding a pic of the lamp holder / shade carrier too in case that helps date this.


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Re: Glass or crystal lampbase maker sought
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 10:51:50 PM »
I was going to say not earlier than the 50s but now I am not so sure, is the metalwork flimsy and what sort of metal is it?

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Re: Glass or crystal lampbase maker sought
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 11:17:52 PM »
It's not flimsy, John. It's some sort of base metal that's been brassed over by the look of it...  but I know precious little about lamps!  ::) The lamp holder is a metal one though... does that help at all?


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Re: Glass or crystal lampbase maker sought
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 08:55:23 AM »
It should help to narrow the date down a bit Anne, my guess would still be fifties, but it might be earlier (30s). Generally, these days, bulb holders are made of plastic of one form or another (better electrical insulation & safety) but you can still buy them new made from metal.

It looks like it has been buried, did you dig it out of the ground. ;D

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Re: Glass or crystal lampbase maker sought
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 01:17:08 PM »
Hi Anne

I would certainly consider John Walsh Walsh as a possibility. The factory made a lot of different lamps of this type with matching cut shades. I have had a quick flip through my Walsh book and have not spotted the exact design but some very similar (all teeny weeny photocopied sheets so I could easily have missed it) :P

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Re: Glass or crystal lampbase maker sought
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 02:53:06 PM »
Dig it out indeed! Hah!!! :tsk:   John, I suspect it's just air/damp affecting the metalwork.  :P  Your date estimated matches my initial thoughts as well, thanks.  :thup:

Hazel, thank you! I'd not even considered a maker like Walsh - I've been trawling through catalogues on glas-musterbuch.de and Google images and my own books and reference stuff, seen lots of lamps with and without shades (but mainly with matching shades)  but none that match this one.   :cry:

As we don't have the shade for it I'm seeking one that will work with it once it's been rewired.


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Re: Glass or crystal lampbase maker sought
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2010, 06:33:48 PM »
Hazel, I've just realised that you mentioned a book with Walsh patterns and I didn't ask which book it was, so I'm asking now please. :)


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Re: Glass or crystal lampbase maker sought
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2010, 07:47:03 PM »
The glass of john walsh walsh  1850-1951

by eric reynolds  :fr:
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Man made the boat for the water, like Noah made the ark
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Re: Glass or crystal lampbase maker sought
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2010, 08:35:08 PM »
If you haven't got it Anne, I'll bring it in November

 

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