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  Bickerton.JPG - T. B. BICKERTON CLANNY - Brass Clanny style safety lamp, 8 7/8 in. tall to top of hook ring, 2 3/4 in. base dia., marked on hood T. B. BICKERTON & CO.  NO.12 S. 4TH ST. MINERS SUPPLIESPHILADELPHIA, marked 6 on base ring and 60 on opposite side of hood, complete with wick lifter, the light stamping on this lamp shows only the N of the address line (In 1871 at the age of 33, Thomas Benjamin Bickerton started a business with his cousin Joseph Errickson at 12 S. 4th St. in Philadelphia, PA selling railroad supplies.   T. B. Bickerton & Co. expanded the business to includemachinists and miners’ supplies, operating at this address until 1889. The company moved several times until it settled at 23 N. 6th St. in 1900.  The 1900 Philadelphia City Directory lists the company as selling railroad supplies but no mention is made of miners’ supplies.  Errickson left the company in 1910 and died shortly thereafter in 1912.  The Philadelphia City Directory did not list the companyafter 1915.  T. B. Bickerton died in 1928.  Davy and Clanny style safety lamps are known with the Bickerton stamp but were undoubtedly made by an established lamp manufacturer and custom stamped for Bickerton.  The lamp shown here is the much harder to find shorter Clanny syle that is 1 1/8 in. shorter than the Clanny style Bickerton lamp featured in Eureka #4 pp 5-6 by Roger Mitchell)  
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Bickerton | T. B. BICKERTON CLANNY - Brass Clanny style safety lamp, 8 7/8 in. tall to top of hook ring, 2 3/4 in. base dia., marked on hood T. B. BICKERTON & CO. NO.12 S. 4TH ST. MINERS SUPPLIES PHILADELPHIA, marked 6 on base ring and 60 on opposite side of hood, complete with wick lifter, the light stamping on this lamp shows only the N of the address line (In 1871 at the age of 33, Thomas Benjamin Bickerton started a business with his cousin Joseph Errickson at 12 S. 4th St. in Philadelphia, PA selling railroad supplies. T. B. Bickerton & Co. expanded the business to include machinists and miners’ supplies, operating at this address until 1889. The company moved several times until it settled at 23 N. 6th St. in 1900. The 1900 Philadelphia City Directory lists the company as selling railroad supplies but no mention is made of miners’ supplies. Errickson left the company in 1910 and died shortly thereafter in 1912. The Philadelphia City Directory did not list the company after 1915. T. B. Bickerton died in 1928. Davy and Clanny style safety lamps are known with the Bickerton stamp but were undoubtedly made by an established lamp manufacturer and custom stamped for Bickerton. The lamp shown here is the much harder to find shorter Clanny syle that is 1 1/8 in. shorter than the Clanny style Bickerton lamp featured in Eureka #4 pp 5-6 by Roger Mitchell) Download Original Image
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