Ellis Of Wakefield Miners Clanny Lamp From Banknock Coalfield Stirlingshire For Sale

FIRST OF ALL CAN IJUST SAY AGAIN THAT THE BULL'S EYE GLASS AND REFLECTORSHIELD WERE NOT WITH THIS LAMP WHEN FOUND BUTTHEY BOTHFIT VERY NATURALLY INTO THE UNUSUALDOUBLE SLOTS SURROUNDING THE TOP AND BOTTOM PILLAR RINGS OF THELAMP.THOSE SLOTSALLOWTHIS TYPE OFFULLY REMOVABLE REFLECTOR SHIELD AND BULL'S EYE GLASS TO BE FIRMLY LOCKED INTO PLACE WITHIN THIS LAMP AS IT IS BEING ASSEMBLED.

IF THE SLOTS HAD NOT BEEN THERE I WOULD NOT HAVE BOTHERED ADDING THE SHIELD AND EYE. YOU CAN REMOVE THEM IF THEY ARE NOT TO YOUR TASTE, BUT THEY DO ILLUSTRATE A RARE FEATURE AT NO DETRIMENT TO THE ORIGINAL LAMP.

FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND BULL'S EYES AND SHIELDS WERE RARELY ORIGINAL MANUFACTURED FEATURES. THEY WERE MORE OFTEN CUSTOMIZED LAMP CABINMADEADD ONSTO THE ORIGINAL MAKERS MODEL. I BELIEVE SHIELDS WERE VERY PRACTICAL IMPROVEMENTSWHEREAS BULL'S EYES WERE MORE OF A FASHIONABLE FAD THATWAS INCLINED IN PRACTICE TO PRODUCE ODDLYDISTORTED PATTERNS OF LIGHT AND SHADOW WHEN USED IN THE DARKNESS OF THE MINE.

WHEN FOUND THIS LAMP HAD OBVIOUSLY NOT BEEN TOUCHED FOR DECADES. IT WAS DARK BROWNWITH A THICK COAT OF DUST AND DRIED OIL. THELAMP'S VESSEL WAS STILL FULL OF GREEN 19TH CENTURY FUEL.

THE LAMP ITSELFIS A VERY NICE OLD BARE GAUZE CLANNY OF THE LATE 1870'S EARLY 1880'S PERIOD, STANDING 9.5 INCHES (24CMS)TALL, EXCLUDING THE HOOK & EYE. IT CARRIES A PROMINENT 5 FIGURE SERIAL NUMBER AND LETTER "W" WHICH IAM TOLD,ON VERY GOOD AUTHORITY, MARKS IT AS BEING MADE BY ALFRED ELLIS OF WAKEFIELD, YORKSHIRE.

AS WELL ASTHE VERSION FOR sale HERE,BY ELLIS OF WAKEFIELD, AN IDENTICAL PATTERN LAMPWASALSO MADE BYTHE PROTECTOR LAMP COMPANY OF ECCLES NEAR MANCHESTER,ANDCAN BEFOUND NAMED AS SUCH.

HOW OR WHY AN IDENTICAL LAMP CAME TO BE MADE BY 2 DIFFERENT COMPANIES IS NOT KNOWN, ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT AN ENTIRELY UNKNOWN SITUATION. THE DONALD LAMPS OF JOHN MILLS AND OF PATTERSON, FOR EXAMPLE, ARE MORE OR LESS IDENTICAL PRODUCTSOF TWO ENTIRELY SEPARATE FIRMS.

THE LAMP FOR sale HERE CAME FROM THE OLD BANKNOCK COALFIELDIN CENTRAL SCOTLAND WHICH LAY NORTH OF THE FORTH & CLYDE CANAL AND STRETCHED ACROSS THE LANARKSHIRESTIRLINGSHIRE BORDER BEWEEN BANTON AND BONNYBRIDGE. THE 3 MAINCOAL PRODUCING AREAS OF THE FIELD WERE CONEYPARK, BANKNOCK, AND DENNYLOANHEAD. THE LAMP CAME FROM BANKNOCK.

AN INTERESTING AND SCARCEOLD LAMP, WITH OR WITHOUT THE REFLECTOR SHIELD AND BULL'S EYE.

SIGNED FOR & INSURED POSTAGE COSTS WILL DEPEND ON THE FINAL sale PRICE. I WILL CONTACT THE BUYER WITH AN ACCURATE COST OF POSTAGE AFTER THE sale, BUT COSTS WILLRUN FROM THE FOLLOWING LEVELS UPWARD.

PLEASE PAY WITHIN 3 DAYS OF THE sale CLOSING.

GOOD LUCK WITH THE offerDING.


Ellis Of Wakefield Miners Clanny Lamp From Banknock Coalfield Stirlingshire

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