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Frog Lamp

Patterned after a 16th Century copper lamp for miners, this fine 1800's "miners lamp" has three elements which make it a "Frog" Lamp.

  • The distinctive offset hook
  • A single "font" or "valve"
  • The Shield of brass over the iron shield and has no tilting device to flow the fuel to the wick.  The shields mostly contain words or decorative engravings. 
Why such an expensive to make and exotic design would be destined for mine use totally escapes me.  It is probably Austrian and is marked at the base of the arched hanger (back side).  RARE and special and unbelievably well crafted.  4-1/4" long x3-2/3" wide x 3-3/4" high to the top of the shield.
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