This is a scarce unique Grand-Vals Perfect Time Indicating Lamp with original 1873 dated brass collar, etc. It is emb GRAND-VAL'S PERFECT PRIDE OF AMERICA TIME INDICATING LAMP TIME & LIGHT in bold letters around base.....
Hours from top to bottom 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 which indicate bedtime at 8:00 p. And the hours throughout the night... Then time to get up at 6:00 a. PAT APP FOR boldly emb on bottom 1873 patent date clearly emb on the original brass collar..... Original brass burner has flower emb on wick wheel.Lamp is hand blown in mold.... Round with pillar column shape..... 4 1/4"tall to brass collar (6 1/2"to top of original milkglass beehive chimney).... Excellent shiny nice condition with no chips or damage.
Original brass collar & burner & milkglass chimney are all excellent with no damage. This lamp was advertised in the Butler Brothers' "Our Drummer" catalog in February 1900 with a caption that read This lamp is a decided novelty.
The time is indicated on the graduated scale, and is adjusted to the consumption of oil with nearly the precision of a clock. As a night lamp it is superior to any lamp ever made for that purpose, there being positively no odor emitted while burning. Although the 1900 ad described the lamp as a "decided novelty", the lamp actually debuted at least 19 years earlier, in. Two variations of the Grand-Val's Time Indicating lamp appeared in advertisements in January and April of 1881. The first lamp, advertised by the Grand-Val Time Indicating Lamp Company, was heralded with the words A pleasure to the well--a treasure to the sick.
Silently recording each fleeting hour, yet avoiding the monotonous ticking of a clock--so annoying to the invalid. The second lamp appeared three months later (in April of 1881), when the Bristol Brass and Clock Company advertised an almost identical lamp. The differences between the original Grand-Val lamp and the Bristol lamp are primarily size (the Grand Val lamp is taller and narrower) and in the exact embossing on the fonts (the original Grand-Val lamp has an eagle embossed on the back of the column).Bob Culver of the Night Light Club speculates in the Sept 2004 issue of the club newsletter that Bristol may have acquired or merged with the Grand-Val company. Both of these lamps have hours marked on the column. They start at 8 at the top of the column and continue down past midnight (12) and onto 6 a.
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The item "GRAND VAL'S PRIDE OF AMERICA TIME INDICATING OIL LAMP DATED 1873 ALL ORIGINAL" is in sale since Saturday, May 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Lamps, Lighting\Lamps".
The seller is "diggerdaveb" and is located in Hillsboro, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.