Gold Bros. table lamp

Discussion in 'Gold Bros.' started by Conny C, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Conny C

    Conny C Sweden Subscriber

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    Hi all,

    This is my example of the Gold Bros. table lamp. Most information of this lamp has already been given in Christer´s post. My lamp needed a good cleaning and I had to restore the NRV and fix a new cleaning needle. The original shade holder you can see in Christer´s post is probably difficult to reproduce, so I used a shade holder out of one for the Nulite 110 lamp. It works fine and the shade on this lamp is identical to the one I use on my BP Cleary lamp. The original shade was an opal egg shell shaped one. You can see that shade in an ad from the Ironmonger 1927. The lamp in the ad is branded "Defiant" by F. Francis & Sons Limited, but is for sure the Gold Bros. lamp (got the Ironmonger file from Neil, thanks).

    What also strike me is the similarities between this Gold Bros. lamp and the BP Cleary.
    They are both British made during a short period in the 20,s; they both applied for patents 1922/23 and although differences, both the exterior design as well as the burner design of these two lamps are very similar, too similar maybe to be coincidental. Both companies also had the same range of pressure items - lamp, stove and heater - and made similar marketing ads in the Ironmonger.

    All in all - a very solid build quality lamp I'm happy to include in my collection.

    /Conny


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    Comparison BP Cleary (left )with the Gold Bros. lamp (right)!

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  2. Carlsson

    Carlsson Sweden Admin/Founder Member

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    Well done Conny!
    This is a fantastic lamp. Very solid and well put together.
    That image with the "Defiant" is interesting to me, because it looks like the decoration ring I have on my lamp actually is attached on the top rim of the shade there. They have illustrated that specific part with the same kind of reflection as you can see on the stem and tank, so I'm even more convinced now that this part is original on my lamp.

    I think we have enough of these in the gallery to give them a section of their own. I will do that later.
     
  3. Conny C

    Conny C Sweden Subscriber

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    Thanks Christer, your shade holder and decoration top ring are most certain original. No hope to find an original shade though. If the lamp itself is scarce, the original shade would be even more scarce and impossible to find, I think. But who knows, there maybe is one still out there :-) !

    /Conny
     
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    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    An excellent restoration! :thumbup:
     
  5. Digout

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    Thank you Conny.

    I am amazed at the quality of the brass castings and the overall construction of this lamp.
     

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