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  Knippenberg Patent Items.JPG - KNIPPENBERG PATENT DETACHABLE STICK - As advertised in a Knippenberg Manufacturing Co. brochure ca. 1908, the Husson candle holder with detachable stick is the only detachable and interchangeable candle holder or lamp stick made.  Patent No. 820,209 was awarded on May 8, 1906 to Philip M. Knippenberg, Oshkosh, WI, for the detachable candle holder and stick which also attaches to Husson No. 2-6 oil wick lamps through a special bracket at the base of the font; the spring-loaded steel stick is 8 1/4 in. long with two slots on the short side; the steel candle holder is 1 7/8 in. high with a base diameter of 1 3/16 in; the base tube is equipped with two slots through which the stick attaches; it is marked PAT. APLD. FOR vertically on the bottom tube opposite the hook (As advertised in a Knippenberg Manufacturing Co. brochure ca. 1908, the Husson candle holder with detachable stick is the only detachable and interchangeable candle holder or lamp stick made.  Patent No. 820,209 was awarded on May 8, 1906 to Philip M. Knippenberg, Oshkosh, WI, for the detachable candle holder and stick which also attaches to Husson No. 2-6 oil wick lamps through a special bracket at the base of the font; the spring-loaded steel stick is 8 1/4 in. long with two slots on the short side; the steel candle holder is 1 7/8 in. high with a base diameter of 1 3/16 in; the base tube is equipped with two slots through which the stick attaches; it is marked PAT. APLD. FOR vertically on the bottom tube opposite the hook (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 at 21 South Main Street in Oshkosh in 1905. Knippenberg patented the detachable stick that fit both a wick lamp and his miners’ patented candle holder and added it to the product line of Husson wick lamps. During 1908 Knippenberg moved his factory to 50 Ceape Avenue.  At that time Fred Horn was President and General Manager of the company.  In 1912, the Oshkosh Metal Products Co. purchased the Knippenberg Co. and continued manufacturing Husson-named lamps.  Oshkosh Metal Products listed C. H. Hartley as President of the company that, in addition to miner’s lamps, did electroplating and sold boating supplies while continuing to operate at the 50 Ceape Avenue address.  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 (see Husson lamps in my oil wick pics). In addition, a No. 22 peg lamp attachable to a miner's candlestick was part of the product line as was the No. 20, the peg lamp without the peg but with the screw cap slot for attaching a candlestick.  A second newer series of Husson lamps with alphabetical markings A, AA, B and BB also exist. 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 (see photos of these sticks elsewhere in my candlestick pics). 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)  CHECK OUT THE KNIPPENBERG PATENT IN THE FOLLOWING PIC  
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Ad for Husson Detachable Stick and Candle Holder in 1912 Marshall Wells Catalog
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Knippenberg Patent Items | KNIPPENBERG PATENT DETACHABLE STICK - As advertised in a Knippenberg Manufacturing Co. brochure ca. 1908, the Husson candle holder with detachable stick is the only detachable and interchangeable candle holder or lamp stick made. Patent No. 820,209 was awarded on May 8, 1906 to Philip M. Knippenberg, Oshkosh, WI, for the detachable candle holder and stick which also attaches to Husson No. 2-6 oil wick lamps through a special bracket at the base of the font; the spring-loaded steel stick is 8 1/4 in. long with two slots on the short side; the steel candle holder is 1 7/8 in. high with a base diameter of 1 3/16 in; the base tube is equipped with two slots through which the stick attaches; it is marked PAT. APLD. FOR vertically on the bottom tube opposite the hook (As advertised in a Knippenberg Manufacturing Co. brochure ca. 1908, the Husson candle holder with detachable stick is the only detachable and interchangeable candle holder or lamp stick made. Patent No. 820,209 was awarded on May 8, 1906 to Philip M. Knippenberg, Oshkosh, WI, for the detachable candle holder and stick which also attaches to Husson No. 2-6 oil wick lamps through a special bracket at the base of the font; the spring-loaded steel stick is 8 1/4 in. long with two slots on the short side; the steel candle holder is 1 7/8 in. high with a base diameter of 1 3/16 in; the base tube is equipped with two slots through which the stick attaches; it is marked PAT. APLD. FOR vertically on the bottom tube opposite the hook (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 at 21 South Main Street in Oshkosh in 1905. Knippenberg patented the detachable stick that fit both a wick lamp and his miners’ patented candle holder and added it to the product line of Husson wick lamps. During 1908 Knippenberg moved his factory to 50 Ceape Avenue. At that time Fred Horn was President and General Manager of the company. In 1912, the Oshkosh Metal Products Co. purchased the Knippenberg Co. and continued manufacturing Husson-named lamps. Oshkosh Metal Products listed C. H. Hartley as President of the company that, in addition to miner’s lamps, did electroplating and sold boating supplies while continuing to operate at the 50 Ceape Avenue address. 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 (see Husson lamps in my oil wick pics). In addition, a No. 22 peg lamp attachable to a miner's candlestick was part of the product line as was the No. 20, the peg lamp without the peg but with the screw cap slot for attaching a candlestick. A second newer series of Husson lamps with alphabetical markings A, AA, B and BB also exist. 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 (see photos of these sticks elsewhere in my candlestick pics). 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) CHECK OUT THE KNIPPENBERG PATENT IN THE FOLLOWING PIC Download Original Image
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