This is an old carbide miner's light, manufactured by Universal Lamp Company Springfield, Illinois. The top is embossed "BIG BOY". The body appears to be brass. T is a hook on top. Base to top of upright handle is 9". While obviously used, condition is beautifully clean and intact as shown. Research tells me that this American made piece is a rare find. Please email any questions.Please be aware that all the items listed in my auctions and store are used and/or second-hand (unless specifically stated as otherwise) and may show signs of reasonable and expected wear and tear according to age and usage. I describe to the best of my ability and take lots of pictures. Questions are welcome. I have had a shop in the historic district of Greensboro / Lake Oconee Georgia for six years. In addition to his "real" job, my husband restores furniture, barber chairs, cars and cash registers. We have collected and gone to auctions all our lives. We specialize in antique stained glass, glasswares, art and European furniture.