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  B. E. Leonard Marking.JPG - B. E. LEONARD - Hard to find tin face lamp, marked B. E. LEONARD SCRANTON, PA on font, 1 9/16 in. base dia, 2 1/2 in. high to lid, brass collar, ex-Al Grazevich collection with mark O21 on bottom  (The Leonard family has three different markings on oil wick lamps - Leonard Bros., B . E. Leonard and T. F. Leonard all with Scranton, PA.   The Leonard brothers were born in Ireland and immigrated to the US in 1851.  Bartholomew E. Leonard was born April 1842 and his brother Thomas F. Leonard was born in July 1843.  Not much is known about the brothers growing up in the US and neither is listed in the 1870 US Census.  The 1880 Census lists Thomas as married to Dora and working as a hardware merchant in Scranton while Bartholomew is not listed in the Scranton area.  However, a Leonard Brothers advertising postcard sold recently through ebay shows the brothers were in the oil wick business by the cancellation date of Sept. 30, 1882.  It’s interesting to note that this advertising format was used for Leonard lamps over the next 20 years.  The growth in the lamp business in this case is noted by the number of different sized spouts offered.  The 1882 advertisement notes three different sized spouts while an 1891 advertisement for T. F. Leonard shows five different sized spouts.  Finally a 1901 T. F. Leonard advertisement in Mines and Minerals offers six different sized spouts.  The 1890 Census has both brothers living in Scranton, Bartholomew at 327 Madison Ave. and Thomas at 312 Quincy Ave.  Both are listed in the hardware business.  By 1900, Bartholomew has changed his business to that of tobacco manufacturer while Thomas has a hardware store.  It would appear based on the 1891 advertisement, that T. F. Leonard and B. E. Leonard had dissolved their business partnership.  Lamps marked with each brother’s name and Scranton, PA are thought to have originated during this period.  By 1910, Bartholomew is no longer listed in the Pennsylvania Census.  Thomas, now 67 years old, is married to Dorothy and living in Scranton along with his son Desmond, age 23.  No mention is made of continuing in the hardware business.  Thomas is still living by the 1930 US Census.)  
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B. E. Leonard Marking | B. E. LEONARD - Hard to find tin face lamp, marked B. E. LEONARD SCRANTON, PA on font, 1 9/16 in. base dia, 2 1/2 in. high to lid, brass collar, ex-Al Grazevich collection with mark O21 on bottom (The Leonard family has three different markings on oil wick lamps - Leonard Bros., B . E. Leonard and T. F. Leonard all with Scranton, PA. The Leonard brothers were born in Ireland and immigrated to the US in 1851. Bartholomew E. Leonard was born April 1842 and his brother Thomas F. Leonard was born in July 1843. Not much is known about the brothers growing up in the US and neither is listed in the 1870 US Census. The 1880 Census lists Thomas as married to Dora and working as a hardware merchant in Scranton while Bartholomew is not listed in the Scranton area. However, a Leonard Brothers advertising postcard sold recently through ebay shows the brothers were in the oil wick business by the cancellation date of Sept. 30, 1882. It’s interesting to note that this advertising format was used for Leonard lamps over the next 20 years. The growth in the lamp business in this case is noted by the number of different sized spouts offered. The 1882 advertisement notes three different sized spouts while an 1891 advertisement for T. F. Leonard shows five different sized spouts. Finally a 1901 T. F. Leonard advertisement in Mines and Minerals offers six different sized spouts. The 1890 Census has both brothers living in Scranton, Bartholomew at 327 Madison Ave. and Thomas at 312 Quincy Ave. Both are listed in the hardware business. By 1900, Bartholomew has changed his business to that of tobacco manufacturer while Thomas has a hardware store. It would appear based on the 1891 advertisement, that T. F. Leonard and B. E. Leonard had dissolved their business partnership. Lamps marked with each brother’s name and Scranton, PA are thought to have originated during this period. By 1910, Bartholomew is no longer listed in the Pennsylvania Census. Thomas, now 67 years old, is married to Dorothy and living in Scranton along with his son Desmond, age 23. No mention is made of continuing in the hardware business. Thomas is still living by the 1930 US Census.) Download Original Image
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