Rare Brass Oil Lamp By Joseph Lucas Birmingham
A Lovely Rare Joseph Lucas Brass ‘New Holophote’ Lamp. Made from brass, this piece still retains all the original Glass and Oil wick. The makers mark Jos Lucas Lmd ‘New Halophote” is clearly stamped on the front of the lamp, the company was based in Birmingham, England. C1875
In the 1850s, Joseph Lucas, a jobless father of six, sold paraffin oil from a barrow cart around the streets of Hockley. In 1860, he founded the firm that would become Lucas Industries. His 17-year-old son Harry joined the firm around 1872. At first it made general pressed metal merchandise, including plant pot holders, scoops and buckets, and later in 1875 lamps for ships. Joseph Lucas & Son was based in Little King Street from 1882 and later Great King Street Birmingham.
Dimensions: H: 14cm W: 9cm D: 9cm