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  Anton Eagle.JPG - JOHN ANTON EAGLE WITH DRIP COLLAR - Tin and brass driver lamp with drip collar, stamped in the Eagle Shield U.S.A. EAGLE, TRADE MARK, J. ANTON & SON, MONONGAHELA, PA. on font, brass shoulder and collar, marked PAT. MAR. 29.04 on spout, 2 3/4 in. high to top of lid, 4 in. to tip of spout, unfired condition  (A short history provides some background on the Antons of Monongahela, PA, for this and subsequent Anton lamps shown on my website; arguably the Antons were the premier wick lamp makers in the U. S.; In 1874, brothers George, John and Christopher each set up workshops to manufacture wick lamps for local PA coal miners; later on, George and John combined their operations and marketed their lamps worldwide under the George Anton name; the Geo. Anton STAR brand lamp, first sold in 1898, was the best selling wick lamp of its time due to the quality construction and attractive logo; in 1905 George Anton withdrew from the business and the name was changed to J. Anton and Son; the son named George T. Anton took over the business when his father retired and changed its name to Geo. T. Anton and Bros.; carbide lamps had steadily replaced wick lamps underground and in 1918, the Anton business in oil wick lamps closed; see Spence, Mining Artifact Collector #7, pp 21-22)  
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Anton Eagle | JOHN ANTON EAGLE WITH DRIP COLLAR - Tin and brass driver lamp with drip collar, stamped in the Eagle Shield U.S.A. EAGLE, TRADE MARK, J. ANTON & SON, MONONGAHELA, PA. on font, brass shoulder and collar, marked PAT. MAR. 29.04 on spout, 2 3/4 in. high to top of lid, 4 in. to tip of spout, unfired condition (A short history provides some background on the Antons of Monongahela, PA, for this and subsequent Anton lamps shown on my website; arguably the Antons were the premier wick lamp makers in the U. S.; In 1874, brothers George, John and Christopher each set up workshops to manufacture wick lamps for local PA coal miners; later on, George and John combined their operations and marketed their lamps worldwide under the George Anton name; the Geo. Anton STAR brand lamp, first sold in 1898, was the best selling wick lamp of its time due to the quality construction and attractive logo; in 1905 George Anton withdrew from the business and the name was changed to J. Anton and Son; the son named George T. Anton took over the business when his father retired and changed its name to Geo. T. Anton and Bros.; carbide lamps had steadily replaced wick lamps underground and in 1918, the Anton business in oil wick lamps closed; see Spence, Mining Artifact Collector #7, pp 21-22) Download Original Image
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