I posted these a few years back but then decided to keep them. Changed my mind again. I have not had much luck researching them but here's what I've seen so far.
I have seen similar parts on other oil lamps of this style and a few that were complete. I saw one matched set (one with a broken base) on an auction site and they sold for $190 plus auction fees. For manufacture date that listing said, "last quarter of the 19th century". I have no idea if that's right and no way to find out.
A few years ago I contacted The
International Guild of Lamp Researchers about them. I will post my
question to them, followed by their response.
My questions to them:
Sherwood BHAM, British Starhinge Burner. ID? by Paul Rossi
Posted: Sep. 23, 2012 @ 13:24.
I am wondering if someone can take a look and tell me what I have here.
The wick winder says "SHERWOOD" and "BHAM". The burner is marked
"BRITISH STARHINGE BURNER". I don't know anything about them except that
they came off of a boat at some time or another. Are they a common
find? I have two complete lamps but missing one of the mounting rods for
one of the smoke bells and 2 of the knurled screws that wedge the cup
into the gimball. I have no idea if the globe is original or not. Are
these lamps usable or safe to use? I will send photos to tech support
and hope that they can add them to this post. Thanks.
On Sep. 24, 2012 @ 09:34, Paul Rossi wrote:
Picture. The dimensions are 8 1/8" from the wall to the far outer edge
of the gimball ring. The height from the bottom of the weight ball to
the top of the burner is also 8 1/8".
On Sep. 25, 2012 @ 08:24, Fred M. Smith wrote:
You have a Cast Dolphin Gimbal Bracket Lamp manufactured by Sherwoods
for use at sea. It was intended for use in the salon and not outside. I
believe they were manufactured between the two world wars.
If the fonts and burners are sound, I do not see any reason to no use
them. The smoke bells were purchased separately and are not needed if
the top of the lamp is far enough away from the ceiling. The chimney
looks appropriate for a one inch star hinge burner.
Have fun with them.
What I have for sale is one complete lamp and one lamp that is missing the parts listed here: 2 thumbscrews, 1 Smoke bell rod, 1 glass chimney. All of these things are easy to find online or at a hardware store. If they were ever used, they weren't used much.
I would like $140 plus shipping (about $18) for the pair and prefer not
to split them up. Paypal please. Feel free to ask whatever questions you
have. Shipping from Indianapolis, IN. Thanks for looking!