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Grier Bros. Ad I in 1923 Mining Catalogue (Coal Edition)
Grier Bros. Ad II in 1923 Mining Catalogue (Coal Edition)
Grier Gee Bee I RSide
Grier Gee Bee I LSide
Grier Gee Bee I Back
  Grier Gee Bee I Bottom.JPG - GEE BEE I - Hard to find brass lamp marked GRIER GEE BEE in raised letters on top, with hook and cap braces, 2 1/4 in dia. brass reflector, working J & T (Jacobson and Turja) patented wire burner tip cleaner, mfg. by Grier Bros., bottom marked with Apr 1912, Nov 1921, and May 1923 patent dates, with original box over marked with Gem Manufacturing Co. and instructions in English and 7 other foreign languages; unfired condition   (The Grier Bros. Co. was founded in 1839 in Pittsburgh, PA to manufacture miner's equipment.  By the 1880s the company was very active in the manufacture and sales of oil wick lamps with branches in Hancock, MI and Dubois, PA.  They produced  a line of face and driver's wick lamps for both oil and Sunshine fuels including the popular STAR brand in a shield trademark (check out the Grier lamps in the oilwick lamp photos).  As wick lamps started phasing out with the increased use of carbide lamps, the company started producing carbide lamp models perhaps as early as 1910.  They marketed at least 26 different numbered carbide cap lamp models as the one shown here.  In 1924, the Grier Bros. plant and product line was purchased by the Gem Manufacturing Co. and a year later a product line of carbide lamps with the GEM product name was introduced that led to at least 18 different GEM lamp models being advertised; see Pohs, Miner's Flame Light, pp 245, 429-434)  
Grier Gee Bee I & Original Box
Grier Gee Bee II RSide
Grier Gee Bee II LSide
Grier Gee Bee II Back
Grier Gee Bee II Bottom

Grier Gee Bee I Bottom | GEE BEE I - Hard to find brass lamp marked GRIER GEE BEE in raised letters on top, with hook and cap braces, 2 1/4 in dia. brass reflector, working J & T (Jacobson and Turja) patented wire burner tip cleaner, mfg. by Grier Bros., bottom marked with Apr 1912, Nov 1921, and May 1923 patent dates, with original box over marked with Gem Manufacturing Co. and instructions in English and 7 other foreign languages; unfired condition (The Grier Bros. Co. was founded in 1839 in Pittsburgh, PA to manufacture miner's equipment. By the 1880s the company was very active in the manufacture and sales of oil wick lamps with branches in Hancock, MI and Dubois, PA. They produced a line of face and driver's wick lamps for both oil and Sunshine fuels including the popular STAR brand in a shield trademark (check out the Grier lamps in the oilwick lamp photos). As wick lamps started phasing out with the increased use of carbide lamps, the company started producing carbide lamp models perhaps as early as 1910. They marketed at least 26 different numbered carbide cap lamp models as the one shown here. In 1924, the Grier Bros. plant and product line was purchased by the Gem Manufacturing Co. and a year later a product line of carbide lamps with the GEM product name was introduced that led to at least 18 different GEM lamp models being advertised; see Pohs, Miner's Flame Light, pp 245, 429-434) Download Original Image
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