Original British Victorian Pair of Carriage Lamps Converted to Electricity - circa 1880

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an item that originated with company director Christian Cranmer’s GREAT GRANDFATHER, who was born in 1838 and died in 1908. He of course never knew him and his Father was only three when he was born in 1905. They were packed away in a TEA CHEST and never opened until about 2012 when all the remaining family possessions were finally shipped over from England upon the sale of the last family Real Estate over there.

These are most impressive, and are Lamps for mounting on either side of a Carriage, which were originally fitted with kerosene burners. All of that system is now gone, and they were re-wired to the very primitive pre-WWI electrical system.

The lamps otherwise look complete and are made of iron plates with brass mountings and glass windows, none of which are broken. The lamps stands 24" tall, the front light windows are rounded rectangles measuring 5" X 4". These examples intended to be on the be mounted on either side of the Carriage, each being a mirror image of the other.

Each has two beveled panes of glass, one shining forward and one to the side, left and right. They are painted black and mounted in Brass with decorations. The side lamp panes also have some lovely engraving at the top. Each lamp comes with it's iron mount, probably fitted for use in a residence at some time.

THESE ARE THE GENUINE ARTICLE, NOT REPRODUCTIONS! Very attractive for decoration or to have re-wired yet again for domestic use!

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