Original antique brass kerosene oil lamp without shade and with 'as found' beautiful tarnished patina. It was a product of F.H. Lovell and Company, who went into business around the time of the Civil War. They produced mostly marine lamps, but distributed (other) lamps that were actually made by the C.T. Ham Co. Lovell later bought the Dressel railroad lamp company and became Lovell-Dressel Co. in the early 20th C. This lamp has cut-out hearts around the bottom of the kerosene container and clubs around the bottom. It stands 12" high and has a diameter of 6". T is a flame spreader and a star on the cover w kerosene is poured into it. T is no star on the flame adjustor stem knob. It consists of five main parts that screw together. T is a nickel size dent on the bottom of the kerosene bowl (which can be corrected from the inside) and a smaller, faint dent to the bottom base. T is a base stabilizer (could perhaps be used on a boat) that is 'pegged' into the inner base (removable) and is pretty rusted. Otherwise, this lamp is in good overall condition. It is marked: (??)TCHCO LAMP, LOVELL & COMPANY....and has a right (?) facing eagle between 1888. I feel that TCHCO might have been a nod to the C.T. Hamm Company. A bit more investigation is necessary as t might be two faded letters before the T. Thanks for looking....and considering giving this little one a little tlc in a new home!!
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