Very large and gorgeous iridescent blue glass with a blue and brown floral design.
Lamp works 3 ways, top only, bottom only and both together.
Lamp has newer wiring with a polarized plug.
This lamp does not include the clear glass insert.
Lamp measures 26″ tall. The shade is 14.5″ wide and the glass base is 8″ wide.
Lamp is stamped Accurate Casting on the bottom. Most people assume the lamp was made by a company called Accurate Casting, but in reality Accurate Casting just made the cast metal parts. The glass portion of the lamps would have been made and assembled by another company, like Tiffany Lighting (not related to Tiffany and Company that made stained glass lamps).
History of Hurricane Lamps
Hurricane Lamps were originally invented around 1780 by Francois-Pierre Aime Argand. These Lamps had a special oval or round design to prevent the flame from easily being turned off by the wind, They also produced much brighter lighting compared to most other oil lamps. In the late 1700’s to early 1900’s hurricane lamps were very common and used in most homes all over the world before electricity came into play.
Hurricane Lamps also played a pivotal role for traveling boats and trains, as they produced affordable lighting in places where electricity was hard to come by. Once electricity became more common and more affordable, companies began to mass-produce electrical powered hurricane lamps. By the time electricity came around, hurricane lamps were very common in most households and they began to produce them with different and unique designs that could just be connected to a power outlet and easily produce much more powerful lighting by the use of electricity. Hurricane lamps were made into the 1980s.
Depending on cost and location, shipping may be done via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. We are veteran shippers and will pack this lamp to survive a fall off the delivery truck. We use heavy-duty boxes, bubble wrap and packing peanuts and we encourage you to recycle all shipping items whenever possible.