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1915 Wells Catalogue Showing No. 29 Miners Lamp
Wells No. 5A Single Torch LSide
Wells No. 5A Single Torch RSide
1915 Wells Catalogue Showing Single Torch and Moulder's Lamps
Wells No. 5B Single Torch LSide
  Wells No. 5B Single Torch RSide.jpg - WELLS SINGLE TORCH NO. 5B - Cast iron oil lamp, 7 in. long, marked WELLS' SINGLE TORCH LAMP, A.C. WELLS & CO. NO. 5B on one side and STRENGTH AND DURABILITY on other, large malleable iron hook, holds one pint of fuel vs the No. 5A which holds three-quarter pint of fuel, made by A. C. Wells & Co. of Manchester, England (Arthur Collings Wells (A. C. Wells) founded the company in 1879 in Manchester, England. The company consisted of the Wells Mechanics Shop and the Wells Unbreakable Pulley Works. During the period of 1883 to 1900, the company applied for numerous patents dealing with industrial and domestic lighting systems and used these patents to produce a wide variety of oil lamps. It is thought the cast iron lamps were manufactured for Wells by the firm Ironfounders Henry Wallwork & Co. also in Manchester while Wells' Co. handled the sales and marketing of the lamps out of offices in both Manchester and London. A characteristic of all Wells' lamps is that the name in bold lettering is cast into the body of the lamp. Notable lamp models from Wells & Co. include the Wells' Engineers Lamp No. 4; Wells' Single Torch Lamps Nos. 5, 5A, and 5B (as shown here), 15 and 15A; Wells' Double Torch Lamp No. 6; South American Silver Mining Lamp No. 10; Hanging Lamp No. 16; Moulder's Lamp No. 20; Miner's Lamp No. 29, a design very similar to German frog lamps; and Miner's Lamp No. 32, a tunnel-style lamp. A copy of the 1915 Wells Light Catalog including many of these lamps is provided in the catalog section of my website. The Wells Co. went out of business in the late 1930s. See Stutzer and Appleton, Eureka #14, pp 24-30)  
Wells No. 20 Moulders Lamp LSide
Wells No. 20 Moulders Lamp RSide
Wells Unbreakable Lamp pic1
Wells Unbreakable Lamp pic2
 

Wells No. 5B Single Torch RSide | WELLS SINGLE TORCH NO. 5B - Cast iron oil lamp, 7 in. long, marked WELLS' SINGLE TORCH LAMP, A.C. WELLS & CO. NO. 5B on one side and STRENGTH AND DURABILITY on other, large malleable iron hook, holds one pint of fuel vs the No. 5A which holds three-quarter pint of fuel, made by A. C. Wells & Co. of Manchester, England (Arthur Collings Wells (A. C. Wells) founded the company in 1879 in Manchester, England. The company consisted of the Wells Mechanics Shop and the Wells Unbreakable Pulley Works. During the period of 1883 to 1900, the company applied for numerous patents dealing with industrial and domestic lighting systems and used these patents to produce a wide variety of oil lamps. It is thought the cast iron lamps were manufactured for Wells by the firm Ironfounders Henry Wallwork & Co. also in Manchester while Wells' Co. handled the sales and marketing of the lamps out of offices in both Manchester and London. A characteristic of all Wells' lamps is that the name in bold lettering is cast into the body of the lamp. Notable lamp models from Wells & Co. include the Wells' Engineers Lamp No. 4; Wells' Single Torch Lamps Nos. 5, 5A, and 5B (as shown here), 15 and 15A; Wells' Double Torch Lamp No. 6; South American Silver Mining Lamp No. 10; Hanging Lamp No. 16; Moulder's Lamp No. 20; Miner's Lamp No. 29, a design very similar to German frog lamps; and Miner's Lamp No. 32, a tunnel-style lamp. A copy of the 1915 Wells Light Catalog including many of these lamps is provided in the catalog section of my website. The Wells Co. went out of business in the late 1930s. See Stutzer and Appleton, Eureka #14, pp 24-30) Download Original Image
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