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  Husson I.JPG - HUSSON I - Length 8 5/8 in; Husson two-piece steel stick, manufactured by Knippenberg Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, WI, #24 in Wilson’s Candlestick Guide  (Lawrence J. Husson of Norway, MI was awarded patent #744,686 on Nov. 17, 1903 and August Husson of Oshkosh, WI was awarded patent #892,836 for improvements on oil wick cap lamps.  Although the business arrangement is not well known, Philip Knippenberg started producing Husson lamps at his Knippenberg Manufacturing Co. plant in Oshkosh in 1905.  Knippenberg also was awarded patent #820,209 on May 8, 1906 for a detachable stick that fit both a wick lamp and a miner's candlestick thimble and added it to the product line of Husson wick lamps.  In 1912, the Oshkosh Metal Products Co. purchased the Knippenberg Co. and continued manufacturing Husson-named lamps.  A variety of Husson lamps numbered 1 through 6 with both single and double spouts, with and without copper heating rods, with six different hook options and detachable stick mount brackets were marketed.  In addition, a No. 22 peg lamp attachable to a miner's candlestick was part of the product line.  A second newer series of Husson lamps with alphabetical markings A, AA, B and BB also exist (see photos of many of these wick lamps in the oilwick lamp section).  Interestingly, the Knippenberg Manufacturing Co. also manufactured 5 different two-piece miner's candlesticks in addition to the detachable stick under the Husson brand name.  Varying in length from 8 to 12 in., these candlesticks share an easily distinguishable style.  See Pohs, Miner's Flame Light, pp 247-249 and Wilson and Bobrink, Candlestick Guide, pp 33-34, 87)  
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Husson I | HUSSON I - Length 8 5/8 in; Husson two-piece steel stick, manufactured by Knippenberg Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, WI, #24 in Wilson’s Candlestick Guide (Lawrence J. Husson of Norway, MI was awarded patent #744,686 on Nov. 17, 1903 and August Husson of Oshkosh, WI was awarded patent #892,836 for improvements on oil wick cap lamps. Although the business arrangement is not well known, Philip Knippenberg started producing Husson lamps at his Knippenberg Manufacturing Co. plant in Oshkosh in 1905. Knippenberg also was awarded patent #820,209 on May 8, 1906 for a detachable stick that fit both a wick lamp and a miner's candlestick thimble and added it to the product line of Husson wick lamps. In 1912, the Oshkosh Metal Products Co. purchased the Knippenberg Co. and continued manufacturing Husson-named lamps. A variety of Husson lamps numbered 1 through 6 with both single and double spouts, with and without copper heating rods, with six different hook options and detachable stick mount brackets were marketed. In addition, a No. 22 peg lamp attachable to a miner's candlestick was part of the product line. A second newer series of Husson lamps with alphabetical markings A, AA, B and BB also exist (see photos of many of these wick lamps in the oilwick lamp section). Interestingly, the Knippenberg Manufacturing Co. also manufactured 5 different two-piece miner's candlesticks in addition to the detachable stick under the Husson brand name. Varying in length from 8 to 12 in., these candlesticks share an easily distinguishable style. See Pohs, Miner's Flame Light, pp 247-249 and Wilson and Bobrink, Candlestick Guide, pp 33-34, 87) Download Original Image
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