Antique Oil lamps

 


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Oil Lamps - a Short History

Oil lamps as we know them today were first introduced around the middle of the nineteenth century. They replaced earlier forms of oil-based lighting such as spout lamps which used whale oil and colza lamps which used vegetable oil. Both of these methods of lighting had their drawbacks (excessive smoking, sticky residue build up in the font etc) which the paraffin fuelled oil lamp - overcame. James Young is attributed with coming up with the refining process from which paraffin was first obtained. He did this in 1847. From then on developments came thick and fast - double wicks, circular wicks, mantles etc. - until eventually the oil lamp was superseded by a new form of energy - electricity. Although it could be said that the oil lamp has become obsolete it still has a place today and can be used to produce a warm, cosy atmosphere in any domestic setting.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Other Antique Items

Lampshades

 

 

This is a pretty oil lamp with a cast iron base and a glass font. There is a floral pattern on the font but it is faded. The lamp stands approximately 18 inches in height and is in good working condition.

£50 plus £10 p&p

SSOLD

This is an attractive oil lamp with a milk white font and globe. It stands approximately 21 inches in height and is in excellent working condition.

£60 plus £12 p&p

SOLD

 

 

This is a quality oil lamp. It has a yellow and brown font - possibly Edwardian. It is in very good condition.

£100 plus £12 p&p

SOLD

 

 


This is a quality oil lamp in excellent condition. It is in full working order. It is approximately 23" in height.

£70 plus £12 p&p

SOLD

 

This is an antique oil lamp with a cast iron base and a clear glass font.

£60 plus £10 p&p

SOLD

 

This is a quality oil lamp with aVictorian font and an art nouveau base.

£100 plus £12 p&p

SOLD

 

 

 

 

This is a decorative oil lamp with floral patterns on both the font and the shade. It stands approximately 24 inches in height and has a cast iron base. It is in very good condition.

£100 plus £12 p&p

 

 

 
 

This is a very ornate oil lamp. It looks Edwardian in appearance but could be older. It has a good quality duplex burner and an acid etched lampshade. It stands 24 inches high. I would think that this oil lamp is quite rare as I have not come across one like it before.

Item 29

£200.00 plus £10 p&p

SOLD

 

 

 

This is an Edwardian oil lamp in goodcondition. It is unusual in that the base is chrome rather than the usual brass. There is a very small hairline crack to the top of the font next to the collar.

£120 plus £12 p&p

 

 

 

This is a pretty table oil lamp with a green reservoir and a cast iron base. The cast iron base has a floral pattern on it. It has a single wick burner and stands 21 inches high.

£60 plus £8 p&p

Item 76

 

 

This is an attractive lamp with an unusual base. It has a duplex burner and is in very good condition. There is a very small chip to the rim of the lampshade.

£40 plus £8 p&p

SOLD

 

 

 

 

This is a decorative oil lamp with a cast iron base . It has a single wick burner and is in vey good condition.

£40 plus £8 p&p

SOLD