Victorian Queen's Reading Lamp
Queen's Reading Lamp or Student Lamp as they were sometimes known
most likely dates from circa 1890. There are no visible makers
marks that I can find but it's typical of a type made by Veritas.
The lamp is being offered for sale as it is - which is just as
I purchased it and is not in working order in its present state.
have thoroughly examined the lamp and everything that it needs
to make it work except a wick seems to be intact.
lamps were designed originally to be fuelled with colza oil and
then later for use with paraffin in conjunction with a float
and needle housed in the fuel reservoir. This is a paraffin version.
is as it should be. The lamp unit slides up and down freely.
The shade holder is removable. The shade looks to be original
to the lamp and the chimney also is an antique one.
are a few battle scars to add character. A couple of small dents
to the stand. A dent to the top of the reservoir lid and the
removable burner base is a little misshapen, but perfectly useable.
Also there is a small damage flake to the inner casing of the
shade's rim where it fits into the shade holder. This cannot
be seen unless the shade is removed and examined upside down.
to top of stand 21½”
lamp and shade
£ 276 UK
pounds sterling + £22 delivery
within the UK
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inspection and collection of this lamp would be welcome