This table lamp has been made from an old Otto Bernz 2 Quart paraffin blowtorch (possibly model #92) made some time in the early 1900’s in Rochester NY. With lots of lovely detail including the makers name embossed on the bakelite control knob and a charming turned wooden handle this lamp has bags of charm.
The blowtorch has been cleaned, polished and clear coated to minimise tarnishing in future. It has been professionally and sympathetically converted to a table lamp and has been fitted with a black fabric covered twisted power cord which has a retro style inline switch.
The lamp can be fitted with any E14 SES (small edison screw) bulb and is shown in the photos with a filament candle style bulb which is quite bright but it can also be fitted with a “flickering” flame bulb which is much dimmer but has an interesting little moving flicker. I will send either type of bulb with the lamp – just let me know which you prefer.
This and my other items made from reclaimed or salvage components will have been cleaned and subjected to a range of finishing treatments, all of these items will display imperfections and show signs of their history through the odd scratch or dent picked up with wear and handling over the years. This is what gives these items their charm and warmth and makes each one truly unique, it is not a fault, it is an enhancement and is what has lead to the creation of the finished item.
The electrical conversion has been carried out by a qualified electrical engineer and this lamp comes complete with a current portable appliance test (PAT) certificate for your safety and peace of mind.
All electrical items carry a two month guarantee and faulty items can be sent back for repairs. You will be responsible for posting the item back to me but I will repair and return it free of charge. Please do not attempt repairs or to disassemble items yourself, this can be dangerous and may lead to further problems possibly resulting in the item being non-repairable. Bulbs, where included, are tested before shipping and are not returnable. Please contact me BEFORE returning any items. This item is wired for UK use with a standard three pin mains plug is fitted but this could be easily changed to any international standard.
Height 25cm (10 inches)
Width 37cm (14½ inches)
Depth 14cm (5½ inches)
Weight 1.7 Kg