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  Grier Bros Copper Dubois PA LSide.jpg - GRIER BROS COPPER DUBOIS PA - Very hard to find copper oil wick lamp, double spout, marked GRIER BROS DUBOIS, PA., 1 5/8 in. base dia., 2 1/8 in. high to top of lid  (The Grier Bros. Co. was founded in 1839 in Pittsburgh, PA to manufacture miner's equipment.  By the 1880s the company was very active in the manufacture and sales of oil wick lamps with branches in Hancock, MI and Dubois, PA.  They produced  a line of face and driver's wick lamps in tin, brass, and copper (as shown here) as well as combinations of all three for both oil and Sunshine fuels including the popular STAR brand in a shield trademark.  As wick lamps started phasing out with the increased use of carbide lamps, the company started producing carbide lamp models perhaps as early as 1910.  They marketed at least 26 different numbered carbide cap lamp models.  In 1924, the Grier Bros. plant and product line was purchased by the Gem Manufacturing Co. and a year later a product line of carbide lamps with the GEM product name was introduced that lead to at least 18 different GEM lamp models being advertised (check out the Grier and Gem lamps in the carbide cap lamp photos); see Pohs, Miner's Flame Light, pp 245, 429-434)  
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Grier Bros Copper Dubois PA LSide | GRIER BROS COPPER DUBOIS PA - Very hard to find copper oil wick lamp, double spout, marked GRIER BROS DUBOIS, PA., 1 5/8 in. base dia., 2 1/8 in. high to top of lid (The Grier Bros. Co. was founded in 1839 in Pittsburgh, PA to manufacture miner's equipment. By the 1880s the company was very active in the manufacture and sales of oil wick lamps with branches in Hancock, MI and Dubois, PA. They produced a line of face and driver's wick lamps in tin, brass, and copper (as shown here) as well as combinations of all three for both oil and Sunshine fuels including the popular STAR brand in a shield trademark. As wick lamps started phasing out with the increased use of carbide lamps, the company started producing carbide lamp models perhaps as early as 1910. They marketed at least 26 different numbered carbide cap lamp models. In 1924, the Grier Bros. plant and product line was purchased by the Gem Manufacturing Co. and a year later a product line of carbide lamps with the GEM product name was introduced that lead to at least 18 different GEM lamp models being advertised (check out the Grier and Gem lamps in the carbide cap lamp photos); see Pohs, Miner's Flame Light, pp 245, 429-434) Download Original Image
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