Help with Antique Lamp

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Kneegloc, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Kneegloc

    Kneegloc New Member

    Hello. This is my second posting here on the forum... You guys are great! I have an antique lamp that I inherited from my great aunt. I don't know how old it is. I remember being fascinated by it as a child, and I'm now 42. There's an oval sticker on the bottom that says "Village Green Shop" from Clarks Summit (nearby). But, I'm wondering if they bought it from somewhere else to sell in their store... Any info on the maker/company and date would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! IMG_20151120_213509.jpg
     
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  2. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I've seen these and can't offer more than that but stand by for help. Many are likely away for the holiday.
     
  3. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Nice figural radio lamp. This is not one I have seen before. A lot of these were from the 30s but the way yours is styled and painted makes me think this one to be a bit later. Maybe 40s-50s. Sounds like the label is just the retailer. Makers are not generally known on most of these. Many were imported. They are generally evaluated on their appeal, quality, and condition.
     
  4. Kneegloc

    Kneegloc New Member

    Is that what it's called? "Figural Radio Lamp." I never knew... Thank you! I believe the "fiddle" fell off at one point and was re-attached... Other than that, it actually works! lol Thank you!
     
  5. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    To get more precise info. Show the plug, the underside, and remove globe and photog the bulb socket.
     
  6. Kneegloc

    Kneegloc New Member

    My camera isn't that good, so I hope these will do... IMG_20151128_153834.jpg IMG_20151128_153902.jpg IMG_20151128_154206.jpg
     
  7. tie.dye.cat

    tie.dye.cat Well-Known Member

    Nothing to add about your item, but just wanted to say "hi" from a fellow Pennsylvanian! :)
     
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  8. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

  9. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    Agree, can even say it was sold at retail post June '63 since the label on bottom has a zip code.
     
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  10. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Yep .... later than I thought based on what I see in the detail pics. Radio lamps became TV lamps in the 50s, though this follows the convention of the earlier forms. This might be considered a reproduction but I don't know if it actually reproduces a known earlier lamp or not.
     
  11. Kneegloc

    Kneegloc New Member

    Cool! Thanks everyone! I haven't seen anything like it on the 'net, so, from what you said, I think it's probably a one-of-a-kind knock-off of some sort. Thanks, again! :)
     
  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I wouldn't be so quick to call it a one of a kind.......

    the net has lots of things...but not everything.

    that store could have sold hundreds....still sitting in homes and garages ....photos never taken of them...
     
  13. Kneegloc

    Kneegloc New Member

    Point taken.
     
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