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  Crown Shield.JPG - CROWN REFLECTOR SHIELD - Tin drivers lamp with 4 x 3 3/4 in. reflector shield, brass collar, doublewire boot-kick on spout, lid marked PAT. MAY 26, 1908 & APRIL 20, 09’, bottom marked REG’D U.S. TRADE“CROWN” MARK PAT OFFICE, with wick, 3 ¼ in. high to lid, 1 13/16 in. base dia (The Crown label lamps were made in a large number of models, second only to Trethaway Bros.; Christopher George of Hazleton, PA started making oil wick lamps in 1884 (check the C. George lamps shown elsewhere on my site); in 1908, George sold his business to William Tunnessen also of Hazleton; Tunnessen owned the Crown trademark and two patents dated May 26, 1908 for a separately applied collar cap and hinge and April 20, 1909 for flat smooth cap and spout protector wire boot kick; the Tunnessen firm stopped making mining lamps in 1925; see Johnson, Eureka #17, pp 2-9; this model of shielded lamp with the milkcan style vertical font sides appears to be somewhat scarcer than a similar shielded model with sloping font sides, note that Tunnessen also manufactured Crown private label lamps for Cambria-Central Supply Co., Cruso-H.S.B. & Co., F. Beiter, GeneralSupply Co., M & O, Punxsutawney Hardware Co., Logan-Gregg Hardware Co. and Tracy Wells Co., most of which are pictured on my website)  
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Crown Shield | CROWN REFLECTOR SHIELD - Tin drivers lamp with 4 x 3 3/4 in. reflector shield, brass collar, double wire boot-kick on spout, lid marked PAT. MAY 26, 1908 & APRIL 20, 09’, bottom marked REG’D U.S. TRADE“CROWN” MARK PAT OFFICE, with wick, 3 ¼ in. high to lid, 1 13/16 in. base dia (The Crown label lamps were made in a large number of models, second only to Trethaway Bros.; Christopher George of Hazleton, PA started making oil wick lamps in 1884 (check the C. George lamps shown elsewhere on my site); in 1908, George sold his business to William Tunnessen also of Hazleton; Tunnessen owned the Crown trademark and two patents dated May 26, 1908 for a separately applied collar cap and hinge and April 20, 1909 for flat smooth cap and spout protector wire boot kick; the Tunnessen firm stopped making mining lamps in 1925; see Johnson, Eureka #17, pp 2-9; this model of shielded lamp with the milkcan style vertical font sides appears to be somewhat scarcer than a similar shielded model with sloping font sides, note that Tunnessen also manufactured Crown private label lamps for Cambria-Central Supply Co., Cruso-H.S.B. & Co., F. Beiter, General Supply Co., M & O, Punxsutawney Hardware Co., Logan-Gregg Hardware Co. and Tracy Wells Co., most of which are pictured on my website) Download Original Image
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