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  George Anton Star Copper Marking.JPG - GEORGE ANTON STAR COPPER - Copper face lamp with brass hook, Sunshine spout with wick, 2 1/4 in.tall, marked with eagle and spread wings over a *ST*AR* shield withGEO. ANTON MONONGAHELA CITY WASHINGTON CO. PA, 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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George Anton Star Copper Marking | GEORGE ANTON STAR COPPER - Copper face lamp with brass hook, Sunshine spout with wick, 2 1/4 in. tall, marked with eagle and spread wings over a *ST*AR* shield with GEO. ANTON MONONGAHELA CITY WASHINGTON CO. PA, 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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